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Manx  n.  The language of the inhabitants of the Isle of Man, a dialect of the Celtic.






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"Manx" Quotes from Famous Books



... Beil or Baal is still celebrated in the Isle of Man. On the first of May, 1837, the Baal fires were, as usual on that day, so numerous as to give the island the appearance of a general conflagration."[382] By May Day in Manx folk-lore is meant May Day Old Style, or Shenn Laa Boaldyn, as it is called in Manx. The day was one on which the power of elves and witches was particularly dreaded, and the people resorted to many precautions ...
— Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I. • Sir James George Frazer

... bereavement the fashion, failed in his undertaking; Dutch canal-boat dogs have, however, been successful where the fox failed, and are to-day pampered and prized for a curtailment that would condemn any other animal (except perhaps a Manx cat) to a ...
— The Ways of Men • Eliot Gregory



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



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