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  • The priest's words weighed heavily on Maurice Galvin. His own shortcomings had long haunted him—mostly on windy nights in his lonely cottage, especially, for a season, when he lay abed with his head broken by a mountainey man at Ballyboy fair.

    --Lewis Macnamara, 1898, "The reformation of Maurice Galvin", Pall Mall Magazine 16: 223

    July 16, 2010

  • Lots of meaning packed into that single "e", eh?

    July 16, 2010

  • Interesting distinction you've found hernesheir: "mountainey" means "in the mountains" or "from the mountains", whereas "mountainy" means "full of mountains", "associated with mountains".

    July 16, 2010

  • "Unlike the urban Conroys, Mary lives on a "mountainey farm" (177) and is not accustomed to attending parties." -- "Joyce Through the Ages: a Nonlinear View"; Michael Patrick Gillespie, ed. p.167. 1999.

    July 16, 2010