One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘‘This mountainy country would have been favoured by the highwaymen years ago but I have found that there are always a lot more thieves on the main roads’ he said.’
- ‘Some of the hurling areas in Offaly are on mountainy lands or on the Shannon, which is hardly good land.’
- ‘She talks of the courage of these Irish women, most of whom came from rural Ireland, the small villages and towns, the farms and mountainy lands, and who dug hollows in the flat plains within which to shelter.’
- ‘So, it was his love for Irish music and his wish to expand and develop on his ‘old-time, mountainy music ‘that really took him there.’
- ‘Johnny becomes embroiled in a shady land acquisition deal involving a grasping cleric, a shrewd settled traveller and some mountainy men over a ‘bit of bog which might just be turned into a runway.’’
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