Applying free indirect style in a small way to a minor character, the narrative of Telemachus approaches the language of the old milkwoman when it says "She poured again a measureful and a tilly." Like the "baker's dozen" of English tradition, "tilly" is a Hiberno-English word for giving customers a little additional measure of the substance they are purchasing. It comes from the Irish tuilleadh, meaning "extra" or "added."

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1985 photograph of milk being delivered by horse cart in an Irish village. Source: www.etsy.com.