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Mael

[meyl] /meɪl/
noun, Irish Mythology.
1.
a son of Ronan, unjustly killed by him.
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  • At that moment the holy Mael clasped his hands and sighed deeply.

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  • Mael steered to avoid it, but the tiller broke in his hands.

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  • Now we cannot doubt that the venerable Mael has observed these conditions.

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  • Mael and Mlithe and Admlithe--those are the king of Erin's three jesters.

  • For this was Melrose, Mael ros, so the old Celtic goes, "the naked headland in the wood."

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  • In the morning we prepared for an early return to Mael, as the boatmen were anxious to get back to their barley-fields.

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  • And Patrick shaved him; and hence "Mael is like Caplait" is a proverb; for it was together that they believed.

  • Now Bridget, knowing the merits of the venerable Mael, begged from him some work of his hands as a rich present.

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  • For thirty-seven years longer the blessed Mael evangelized the pagans of the inner lands.

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  • And Mael was sucking pieces of ice to quench his thirst, and his food was bread dipped in dirty water.

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