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 Masche-croute [gnaw-crust].Masdeu (Catalan for God’s field). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
One who brings good luck, and possesses a “good eye.” The contrary of Jettatore, or one with an evil eye, who always brings bad luck.   1
“Ces envoyés du paradis,
Sont des Mascottes, mes amis,
Heureux celui que le ciel dote d’une Mascotte.”
The opera called La Mascotte (1883).
        “I tell you, she was a Mascotte of the first water.”—The Ludgate Monthly, No. 1, vol. ii.; Tippitywitchet, Nov. 1891.

 Masche-croute [gnaw-crust].Masdeu (Catalan for God’s field). 


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