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maze, detail of landscape gardening based on the Greek labyrinth, consisting of intricate paths or alleys lined with high hedges and having a center and exit difficult to find. It was a prominent feature in the formal English gardens of the 17th and 18th cent., the most notable being that of Hampton Court Palace, London. Some medieval cathedrals, e.g., Amiens, had a pattern of contrasting stones on the floor of the nave that was also called a maze.

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maze / māz/ • n. a network of paths and hedges designed as a puzzle through which one has to find a way. ∎  a complex network of paths or passages: they were trapped in a menacing maze of corridors. ∎  a confusing mass of information: a maze of petty regulations. • v. (be mazed) archaic or dial. be dazed and confused: she was still mazed with the drug she had taken.

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Maze

a complexity of winding paths or passages.

Examples: maze of arteries, 1615; of bracken and briar, 1872; of history, 1781; of metaphor and music, 1837; of dirty traditions and foolish ceremonies, 1542.

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maze (dial., arch.) stupefy, daze XIII; bewilder XV. First in pps. mased, amased, and bimased, in OE. āmasod (see AMAZE).
Hence maze sb. † delusion, deception XIII; complex network of paths XIV.

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maze. Fret, Greek key, labyrinth, meander, but especially labyrinthine figures in churches and gardens.

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