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  • It was not long before we diftinguimed on the fouth fide of Oyfter Bay a great fire, which, as it mud have been kindled by the favages, gave us hopes pf meering with them in that dire£bion; we landed at that point therefore, and our expectations were realized: fourteen natives, feated round this fire, received us with tranfports of fur - prife, admiration, and pleafure.

    Voyages and TRavels in All Parts of the World

  • Mick says there’s a strong dog-fox in the long bit of gorse behind the firs; if he breaks from that he must run towards Ballintubber, and when you’re once over the meering into Roscommon, there’s not an acre of tilled land, unless a herd’s garden, between that and the deuce knows where all further than most of you’ll like to ride, I take it.’

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys

  • [FOOTNOTE 35: meering -- a well-marked boundary, such as a ditch or fence, between farms, fields, bogs, etc] "How far'll you go yourself, Armstrong?

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys

  • Mick says there's a strong dog-fox in the long bit of gorse behind the firs; if he breaks from that he must run towards Ballintubber, and when you're once over the meering [5] into Roscommon, there's not an acre of tilled land, unless a herd's garden, between that and -- the deuce knows where all -- further than most of you'll like to ride, I take it. "

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys

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