Word of the Day: moony
origin: from Old English "mona", meaning moon
1. Dreamy or listless.
"...I removed my dogs from the confined, controlled environment of
our house and put them outside, where they were free to reveal
their hidden lives...They spent most of the day pressing sad,
moony faces up against the glass patio door, taking only occasional
breaks to see if it was a good idea to eat worms."
--Dave Barry, "The Hidden Life of Dogs"
"[Eastern philosophy] is, fundamentally, a moony transcendentalism
almost as absurd as that of Emerson, Alcott and company."
--H.L. Mencken, "Minority Report"
2. Of or like the moon
"...And buries them up quite
In a labyrinth of light-
And then, how deep!- O, deep!
Is the passion of their sleep.
In the morning they arise,
And their moony covering
Is soaring in the skies,..."
--Edgar Allan Poe, "Fairy-Land"
Publish Date: 08/05/2011