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  • "His wife, the tiny bainisq trudging at the head of the procession on her brother-in-law Hugh's arm, had no household of her own....

    Bainisq, pronounced 'bann-eeshg,' meant a little old lady; was a little old man merely an 'eeshg'? I wondered, looking at Hugh's back."

    —Diana Gabaldon, An Echo in the Bone (New York: Delacorte Press, 2009), 655

    December 17, 2009