massy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mass +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

massy (comparative massier, superlative massiest)

  1. Heavy; massive.
    • 1587, Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlaine the Great
      Their plumed helms are wrought with beaten gold, / Their swords enamell'd, and about their necks / Hang massy chains of gold down to the waist;
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book V, lines 627 to 635.
      [] Evening now approach'd / (For we have also our evening and our morn, / We ours for change delectable, not need). / Forthwith from dance to sweet repast they turn / Desirous; all in circles as they stood, . TAbles are set, and on a sudden piled / With angels' food; and rubied nectar flows/ In pearl, in diamond, and massy gold, / Fruit of delicious vines, the growth of heaven.
    • 1874 Ralph Waldo Emerson, Heroic
      When mountains tremble, those two massy pillars / With horrible convulsion to and fro
    • 2003 October 5-8, J. A. Kosinski, 2003 IEEE Symposium on Ultrasonics, volume 1, ISBN 0-7803-7922-5, abstract, pages 70-73
      We develop a set of six coupled equations governing the modal amplitudes and phase angles (mode-center offsets) for the flat, piezoelectric plate resonator with massy electrodes of unequal thickness.

Noun[edit]

massy

  1. Eye dialect spelling of mercy.
    • 1860, George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss
      "But Lors ha' massy, how did you get near such mud as that?" said Sally, ...
  2. Eye dialect spelling of master.

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