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Manx   /mæŋks/   Listen

The ancient Gaelic formerly spoken on the Isle of Man; the language is sometimes used on ceremonial occasions.
A short-haired tailless breed of cat believed to originate on the Isle of Man.  Synonym: Manx cat.

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"Manx" Quotes from Famous Books

... population are still Keltic, though sufficiently different from the Scotch, Irish, and Manx, to be considered as a separate branch of that stock. It is conveniently called British, Cambrian, and Cambro-Briton. It is quite unintelligible to any Gael. Neither can any Gael, talking Gaelic, make himself ...
— The Ethnology of the British Islands • Robert Gordon Latham

... own, and a very good deal of this time he devoted to Henley and Morris and Walt Whitman, an ancient brier between his teeth and a canister of excellent tobacco at his elbow. Odd, isn't it, that an Englishman without his pipe is as incomplete as a Manx cat, which, as doubtless you know, has no tail. After all, does a Manx cat know that it is incomplete? Let me say, then, as incomplete as a small ...
— The Voice in the Fog • Harold MacGrath

... it. Chatterton applied the Ossianic verbiage in a number of pieces which he pretended to have translated from the Saxon: "Ethelgar," "Kenrick," "Cerdick," and "Gorthmund"; as well as in a composition which he called "Godred Crovan," from the Manx dialect, and one from the ancient British, which he entitled "The Heilas." He did not catch the trick quite so successfully as Byron, as a passage or two from "Kenrick" will show: "Awake, son of Eldulph! Thou that sleepest on the white mountain, with the fairest of women; ...
— A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century • Henry A. Beers

Words linked to "Manx" :   man, Felis catus, house cat, Goidelic, Erse, domestic cat, Gaelic, Felis domesticus

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