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 Mikado (Japan, mi, exalted; kado, gate),Mil’an Decree (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mike.
 
To loiter. A corruption of miche (to skulk); whence, micher (a thief), and michery (theft). (Old Norse, mak, leisure; Swedish, maka; Saxon, ’mugan, to creep.) (See MICHON.)   1
        “Shall the blessed sun of heaven prove a micher [loiterer]?”—Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV., ii. 4.
 


 Mikado (Japan, mi, exalted; kado, gate),Mil’an Decree (The). 

 
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