Miracle monger
Miracle Mir"a*cle, n. [F., fr. L. miraculum, fr. mirari to wonder. See {Marvel}, and cf. {Mirror}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A wonder or wonderful thing. [1913 Webster]

That miracle and queen of genus. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: An event or effect contrary to the established constitution and course of things, or a deviation from the known laws of nature; a supernatural event, or one transcending the ordinary laws by which the universe is governed. [1913 Webster]

They considered not the miracle of the loaves. --Mark vi. 52. [1913 Webster]

3. A miracle play. [1913 Webster]

4. A story or legend abounding in miracles. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

When said was all this miracle. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{Miracle monger}, an impostor who pretends to work miracles.

{Miracle play}, one of the old dramatic entertainments founded on legends of saints and martyrs or (see 2d {Mystery}, 2) on events related in the Bible. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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