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  • He said and then lifted he in his rude great brawny strengthy hands the medher of dark strong foamy ale and, uttering his tribal slogan LAMH DEARG ABU, he drank to the undoing of his foes, a race of mighty valorous heroes, rulers of the waves, who sit on thrones of alabaster silent as the deathless gods. —

    Ulysses

  • He said and then lifted he in his rude great brawny strengthy hands the medher of dark strong foamy ale and, uttering his tribal slogan _Lamh

    Ulysses

  • Now, that youth, who is probably under no sense of gratitude to the graces, has put his "co-medher" on the prettiest girl, with one or two exceptions, in the whole parish.

    Lha Dhu; Or, The Dark Day The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

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  • Hiberno-Eng. Also meadar, maddor. A drinking-vessel.

    "Shorty, stooping among the offerings, was engaged with earthen jars and kegs and wax-crusted green bottles, fondling and opening them and pouring dusky libations into medhers of old thick pewter."

    from At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien

    April 29, 2013