Gentle Annie

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly related to the Celtic goddess Anann (an aspect of the Mórrígan responsible, among other things, for culling weak cattle) or to the Stephen Foster song Gentle Annie (1856).

Noun[edit]

Gentle Annie (plural Gentle Annies)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, informal) A long uphill road or trail without a resting place.
    Gentle Annie Hill, New Zealand
    Gentle Annie Rise, Tasmania