Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lunatic. See quotation under def. 2.
- n. A Gipsy.
“Apparently, in her creepy moon-man language, this must have translated into something insulting, because she rounds on me, angrily telling me that she was there first.”
“ Manifestly "Jack and Jill went up the hill" is more than a Runic rhyme, and like many more of our popular strains might supply us with a most interesting and instructive entertainment; but we must hasten on with the moon-man.”
“Grandmother Spider was friendly with the fairies and with the sun-god and with the moon-man and all of the animals.”
“A few miles further on we came to a water-hole by the side of which the moon-man met a bandicoot woman, and while the two were talking together the fire made by the hawks crept upon them and burnt the woman, who was, however, restored to life again by the moon-man, with whom she then went up into the sky.”
“Skol is the wolf that would devour the maiden Sun, and she daily flies from the maw of the terrible beast, and the moon-man flies from the wolf Hate.”
Sketch of the Mythology of the North American Indians First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 17-56
“Proft will also remember doing the moon-man skit with Ron Douglas, both of them wearing stools as spacesuits, and studying audience members; and he still talks of the first time he tried his pickpocket bit and ended up shredding Sherohman's pants.”
“After years of being denied a moon-man, Britney won every single award she was nominated for this year.”
“So long as it was brown people in countries we didn't have to think about, people who dresed funny and spoke some kind of crazy moon-man language and prayed five times a day nobody gave a damn who got killed or how bloody it was.”
“Moon-women do not exist. space cadet: a neophyte moon-man. embryo Joe: a large-brained computer-jock: a science-loving moon-man. wale on: to embarrass or to triumph, as "I waled on his face.”
“Among such combinations in the slanguage corpus are moon-man: a noun describing a person not like ourselves.”
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