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Manx  adj.  Of or pertaining to the Isle of Man, or its inhabitants; as, the Manx language.
Manx shearwater.






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"Manx" Quotes from Famous Books



... of several rivers in England and elsewhere. The word is Celtic, appearing in Welsh (very frequently) as afon, in Manx as aon, and in Gaelic as abhuinn (pronounced avain), and is radically identical with the Sanskrit ap, water, and the Lat. aqua and amnis. The root appears more or less disguised in a vast number of river names all over the Celtic area in Europe. Thus, besides such forms as Evan, ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 - "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon" • Various

... was his 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



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



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