1. begging; thus a specific begging ruse, e.g. a fake sore.
|Martin Mark-all 39: What maunde doe you beake, what kind of begging vse you?|
|O per se O M4: When the soare is aboue the elbow, as if it were broken, or hurt by falling from a Scaffold, it is called Masons Mavnd.|
2. a beggar.
|New Canting Dict. n.p.: The Cove tipt the Maund but a single Baubee [...] The Gentleman has given the Beggar but a single Half-penny.|
(UK Und.) a fake wound, assumed by beggars who wish to pose as soldiers returned from the wars; thus the beggar who uses this ruse.
|O per se O M4: The Souldier hath his Soare alwayes on his left arme [...] betwixt the elbow and the wrest, and is called by the name of Souldiers Mavnd.|
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Souldiers-Mawn’d, a Counterfeit Sore or Wound in the Left Arm.|
|New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|, , ,||Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Soldier’s mawnd. A pretended soldier, begging with a counterfeit wound, which he pretends to have received at some famous siege or battle.|
|Lex. Balatronicum [as cit. 1785].|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|