MUSTER (from OF. mostre, monstre, Fr. montrc, show, from Lat. monstrare, to show, from monstrum, portent, monster, from anwo•re, to warn). 'When used in its military sense, this term applies particularly to the assembling of troops for the verification of membership. In the United States the troops are mustered for pay on the last day of each month, eaeh stated muster being preceded by a minute inspection.
In the British Army there is a special muster parade once each year, when every individual of each command must respond in person to the regimental muster roll. In the navy the crews are frequently assembled or mustered for the purpose of ascertaining if all are on board or for drill or instruction or reading general orders.
once a month (on the first Sunday occurring in the month) the officers and crew of the vessels of the United States Navy are called to 'general muster.' The presence of the officers is ascer tained by inspection ; hut the names of the crew are called by the paymaster or his clerk. and each man in turn, except petty officers, as his name is reached, passes across the (leek, before the cap tain. It was formerly the custom to muster the
crew aft and read the Articles for the Better Uorrrnment of the :Vary, and then call the inns ter roll of the crew. The two performances now take place on different Sundays. • MUT, moot. An Egyptian goddess. the wife of Ammon (q.v.) of Thebes, and the mother of (*lions (q.v.). Her name signifies 'mother,' and in the inscriptions she is entitled 'the lady of heaven, the queen of the earth.' The chief temple of the goddess was at Karnak ; it was connected with the great Temple of Ammon by a long avenue of sphinxes. and was partly surrounded by the sacred lake Asher. From the latter circumstance Mfit is often called 'the lady of Asher.' She is frequently represented as a lion-beaded rroddess wearing upon her head the solar disk, in mural deeorations she is more commonly depicted in human form Nvearing the vulture head-dress and symbols of a queen of Egypt, Consult : iodemaw+. 1,'11igion of the L'yypiians (New York. 1897): Benson and Grourlay, The Troirle of .110 in Asher (London, ISOS).