Maid Of Orleans

See Joan of Arc.

Maid Of Saragossa

See Agustina.


Maihska, a S. E. county of Iowa, intersected by the Des Moines and the N. and S. forks of Skunk river; area, 576 sq. m.; pop. in 1870. 22,508. The surface consists in great part of level or undulating prairies, diversified with woodlands, and the soil is productive. Coal and limestone abound. The Des Moines Valley railroad and the Central railroad of Iowa pass through it. The chief productions in 1870 were 354,7:52 bushels of wheat, 1,861,282 of Indian eorn, 197,109 of oats, 127,145 of potatoes, 138,512 lbs. of wool, 582.402 of butter, and 28,132 tons of buy. There were 8,924 horses, 6,970 milch cows, 11,302 other cattle, 31,«52 sheep, and 33,501 swine; 7 manufactories of carriages and wagons, 2 of marble and stone work, 2 of sash, doors, and blinds 4 woollen mills, 9 flour mills, and 4 saw mills. Capital, Ostakaloosa.


See Kiachta.

Main (Lat. Mamus)

Main (Lat. Mamus), a river of Germany, formed by two streams rising in N. E. Bavaria, the White Main in the Fichtelgebirge and the Bed Main in the Franconian Jura, which unite about 13 m. N. W. of Baireuth. From the junction the river flows W., but with several long bends S. and N., into the Bhine at Castel, opposite Mentz; length about 250 m. It is navigable for nearly 200 m. to its junction with the Begnitz, and the Ludwig's canal connects it with the Danube. The principal towns on its banks are Schweinfurt, Wurzburg, Aschaf-fenburg, Offenbach, and Frankfort.


Maine-Et-Loire, a N. W. department of France, comprising most of the former province of Anjou, bordering on Mayenne, Sarthe, Indre-et-Loire, Vienne, Deux-Sevres, La Yendee, and Loire-Inferieure; area, 2,750 sq. m.; pop. in 1872, 518,471. It belongs to the basin of the Loire, by which it is annually inundated; the other principal rivers are the Maine, Loir, Sarthe, Mayenne, and Oudon. The surface is almost level, with slight undulations, and the soil very fertile, producing grain, wine, and fruits. Iron is found, and slate quarries are extensively worked. It has excellent breeds of cattle and horses. The principal manufactures are of linen, especially table linen and handkerchiefs, flannels, and cotton. It has a considerable trade in grain, wine, brandy, and cattle. It is divided into the arrondissements of Angers, Bauge, Cholet, Saumur, and Segre. Capital, Angers.


See Mentz.


See Lemur.

Malabar Coast

Malabar Coast, an indefinite term applied to the W. side of the Indian peninsula. In a somewhat restricted sense it means the coasts of Concan, Canara, Malabar proper, Cochin, and Iravanoore. The coast of Malabar proper is about 150 m. in length, and has numerous harbors, though most of them are so shallow as to be available only to vessels of light draught and coasters.


See Copper, vol. v., p. 319.

Malakhoff, Or Malakoff

See Sebastopol.

Malay Archipelago

See Indian Archipelago.