What does the word mace mean?

Usage examples for mace

  1. Boil it an hour, and put into it a bundle of herbs, what sort you like best; and a little bag of Spice, Nutmegs, Ginger, Cloves, Mace and Cinamon; and skim it well all the while it boileth: when it hath boiled an hour, take it off, and put it into earthen Pans, and so let it stand till next day. – The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby
  2. These being thus mixed, with a blade or two of mace, must be put into the pike's belly, and then his belly sewed up so as to keep all the butter in his belly if it be possible; if not, then as much of it as you possibly can; but do not take off the scales. – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard
  3. The keeper of the Tower or Borough Gaol, which stood at the bottom of Water- street in 1803, was Mr. Edward Frodsham, who was also sergeant- at- mace. – Recollections of Old Liverpool by A Nonagenarian