(/ˈmɛər i səˈlɛst/)
1. An American cargo ship that was found afloat in the North Atlantic in December 1872 in perfect condition but abandoned. The fate of the crew and the reason for the abandonment of the ship remain a mystery.
… Jonah vanished, leaving a final, innocent prehumiliation tweet like a plate of congealing food on the Mary Celeste . Fiona Apple’s new album is “astonishing,” rhapsodizes @sfj.