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Geography by Picture - M

Based on the picture, guess these geography-themed answers starting with M.
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Last updated: February 19, 2019
First submittedSeptember 22, 2018
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country
country
city
city
city
country
place in Arizona/Utah
city
language
Monument Valley
state
city
city
river feature
river
region
type of British street
country
island
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Level 80
Sep 25, 2018
"Macau" should work.
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Level 61
Sep 25, 2018
Yes, that’s the way I’ve always spelled it. Good quiz nonetheless.
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Level 72
Sep 25, 2018
I concur, and so does Google Maps.
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Level 70
Sep 25, 2018
Yeah, I didn't get it because of that. I couldn't remember the alternative spelling.
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Level ∞
Sep 26, 2018
This crisis has been dealt with.
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Level 57
Sep 25, 2018
please accept macau
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Level 72
Sep 25, 2018
I had certainly always known rivers to meander, but I never knew it was an actual noun! That's pretty cool, and very apt.
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Level 81
Sep 25, 2018
Yeh 'Macau' needs to be accepted.
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Level 67
Sep 26, 2018
I've never heard of mews before. I though that the answer is another word for a dead-end street. Learned something new again. :)
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Level 78
Sep 26, 2018
My friend Vinny used to live on a street called ____ Mews before. Didn't occur to me, and I still don't know what makes a mews a mews. A high concentration of stray cats?
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Level 68
Sep 28, 2018
I live on one and it looks NOTHING like the picture. I missed the answer.
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Level 81
Oct 19, 2018
a mews was a stable house with a big door below for a carriage and a house above, now they are just houses with those features.
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2018
Originally a 'Mews' was a street of stables behind the 'posher' houses where the horses belonging to the folks and the carriages etc. were housed. With the loss of horses and carriages the mews became empty and have been tarted up and sold as 'yuppie homes'.
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Level 66
Dec 9, 2019
A mew was where they kept hawks to mo(u)lt. Later that term was also used for the place to keep horses confined (and also in a figurative way in the meaning of being locked away). Later those stables were altered so they could be used as houses, though the name lingered.

molting used to be called to mewe (mue). If you like to read some middle english, 15th century quotes I enjoyed reading it personally. 99% understandable imo, interesting to see how words have changed.

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Level 80
Nov 19, 2018
I'm still kind of surprised that "meander" was actually the correct answer. Total guess on my part.
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Level 75
Jan 1, 2020
Right?!! Just goofing, I started to write "meandering..." I don't even know what I was going to type next. Nearly fell out of my chair when it accepted it.
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Level 63
Nov 19, 2018
When you write Massachussetts...
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Level 78
Oct 13, 2019
You're thinking of Massissippi.
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Level 62
Nov 19, 2018
can't "middle west" be accepted?
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Level 64
Nov 19, 2018
no
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Level 77
Nov 19, 2018
Quibble with #13...me ander, you QM. (And I'm not crooked!)
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Level 35
Nov 19, 2018
I've heard of Mews before many times, but I'm still not quite sure what it means. I am very curious about it though.
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Level 58
Nov 20, 2018
They're houses above stables behind large town houses in big cities like London. They're just normal houses now and stables have been converted into a ground floor.
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Level 45
Nov 19, 2018
I'm pretty sure the pic for Madrid could have been better
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Level ∞
Feb 19, 2019
Probably. I visited Madrid this December and those buildings, while very distinctive, are not familiar to me. Can anyone suggest a better picture from Wikipedia?
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Level 67
Apr 26, 2019
Maybe this one? https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Madrid_13.JPG
There are a lot of pictures from Madrid here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Madrid
Since I haven't been there yet it's hard for me to tell which is something typical and not a random street / building. I apologize if you've already seen them.
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Level 78
Oct 13, 2019
The 2 leaning buildings are well known to architecture buffs anyway.
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Level 43
Nov 28, 2018
I find I am arrogantly irritated by a difficult and unfamiliar pic like the one for Madrid, then I look it up, and find I've learned something...
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Level 66
Jun 12, 2019
Oh, so that's where the Mid West is! Now, why is it called Mid West and not Mid North?