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 leaned back in his chair, with a mixed expression of bewilderment and resignation.
Moy put in his word, on Blanche's side of the question.
Daughtry had a sense that the cook, whose name had been quickly volunteered as Ah Moy, was not entirely satisfied with the arrangement; but it affected him no more than a momentary curiosity about a Chinaman who drew the line at a dog taking a bunk in the same apartment with him.
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.
And invariably Ah Moy shifted, though Daughtry failed to notice that he never shifted into a bunk which Kwaque had occupied.
Ang music and art really brings people together," Moy said.