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MEAN. This word is sometimes used for mesne. (q.v.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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By this reckoning all language belongs in the realm of divinity just as all meaning by virtue of this belonging, is sacred and undecidable (or undecidable because sacred?).
The analysis of Melissa's writing indicates that she is trying to construct meaning by using both conventional and invented spellings and by making use of her developing knowledge of story grammar and syntax.
Here would seem to be a strategy that will stabilize the relation between words and meaning by making them kissing cousins, each tied independently to a common point of material reference.