moy


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moy

(mɔɪ)
n
1. (Units) obsolete a unit for measuring liquids equal to 18.2 litres
2. (Units) a dry measure of capacity often used for salt
adj
3. placid; gentle
4. not sociable; reserved
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Moy kept up the conversation between them, thus begun, with unflagging ease and spirit.
Moy (holding the legal rank in Scotland which corresponds to the rank held by solicitors in England) rose and bowed to Sir Patrick, with the courtesy due to a man eminent in his time at the Scottish Bar.
Moy as the husband of my niece--to whom he was lawfully married on the seventh of September last, at the Church of Saint Margaret, in the parish of Hawley, Kent.
Moy cast a preliminary look round him at the persons assembled.
Moy could say a word in answer, Arnold centred the general attention on himself by suddenly interfering in the proceedings.
Moy's inexhaustible modesty gave way, without a struggle.
Half an hour later, returning, from setting the cabin aright, to the steerage for Kwaque to serve him with a bottle of beer, Daughtry observed that Ah Moy had moved his entire bunk belongings across the steerage to the third bunk on the starboard side.
This accomplished, so that Kwaque, Michael, and Ah Moy occupied the starboard side and Daughtry alone bunked on the port side, he went on deck and aft to his duties.
Nor was he capable of guessing Ah Moy's reason for bunking always on the opposite side from Kwaque.
Daughtry did not savvee, and shook his head, while Ah Moy's slant eyes betrayed none of the anxiety and fear with which he privily gazed on Kwaque's two permanently bent fingers of the left hand and on Kwaque's forehead, between the eyes, where the skin appeared a shade darker, a trifle thicker, and was marked by the first beginning of three short vertical lines or creases that were already giving him the lion-like appearance, the leonine face so named by the experts and technicians of the fell disease.
And invariably Ah Moy shifted, though Daughtry failed to notice that he never shifted into a bunk which Kwaque had occupied.