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  • Volleyballjerry

    Volleyballjerry May 25, 2006, 4:02 p.m. (Message 45371)

    Re: google failed me!!! (Mellenish/Mellinish)

    I don't think that Google failed because there is apparently no such place.  
    Aside from the fact that Google would almost assuredly bring it up if there 
    were, my AA Road Atlas of Great Britain, which seems to have even the tiniest 
    village of merely two houses, lists no such place, not by either of the two 
    spellings of the dance (Mellenish/Mellinish).
    
    The only thing that I might logically conclude is that perhaps the braes of 
    Mellenish are hillsides belonging to, on the property of, said plasterer.  
    Perhaps someone else has a better thought or even definite information about this. 
     ("Brae," sometimes merely a hill, is also often more specifically a coastal 
    slope.)
    
    Robb Quint
    Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
    
    
    > So I'm teaching the lovely dance -- The Braes of Mellinish -- and 765 of 
    > the 766 references to "Mellinish" that Google found for me were references 
    > to the tune or dance.  It seems there was one historical person who was a 
    > plasterer by trade and who carried the name Mellinish.  Other than that I 
    > am at a loss as to where the bonny braes might have actually been located. 
    > 
    > 
    > But my faith in the Strathspey server stays strong -- I wait with bated 
    > breath.  (much nicer than baited or baetid breaths).
    > 
    > Bruce Herbold
    > 
    > San Francisco Branch
          

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