Mount of piety
Mount Mount (mount), n. [OE. munt, mont, mount, AS. munt, fr. L. mons, montis; cf. L. minae protections, E. eminent, menace: cf. F. mont. Cf. {Mount}, v., {Mountain}, {Mont}, {Monte}, {Montem}.] 1. A mass of earth, or earth and rock, rising considerably above the common surface of the surrounding land; a mountain; a high hill; -- used always instead of mountain, when put before a proper name; as, Mount Washington; otherwise, chiefly in poetry. [1913 Webster]

2. A bulwark for offense or defense; a mound. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Hew ye down trees, and cast a mount against Jerusalem. --Jer. vi. 6. [1913 Webster]

3. [See {Mont de pi['e]t['e]}.] A bank; a fund. [1913 Webster]

4. (Palmistry) Any one of seven fleshy prominences in the palm of the hand which are taken as significant of the influence of ``planets,'' and called the mounts of Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, the Moon, Saturn, the Sun or Apollo, and Venus. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Mount of piety}. See {Mont de pi['e]t['e]}. [1913 Webster]


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