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  • proper n. A stone set in to the upper wall of Blarney Castle in Ireland, which if kissed is supposed to bestow the gift of the gab or blarney.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a stone in Blarney castle, Ireland (built in 1446), said to make those who kiss it proficient in the use of blarney.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a stone in a castle in Ireland that is said to impart skill in flattery to anyone who kisses it

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  • I had favourite watering holes all over the city, seven or eight different bars that I knew, and where I was known; about half of them were part of a chain of Irish pubs called Blarney Stone, and they were my favourites.

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  • The Blarney Stone is a historical stone, or actually part of the Blarney Castle in Ireland where it was believed that kissing the stone can grant you the gift of gab.

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  • The Blarney Stone is a block of bluestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney about 5 miles (8 km) from Cork, Ireland.

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  • PAGE 2 "A Piece of Blarney Stone" 10 ways to empower your communication The Blarney Stone is a historical stone, or actually part of the Blarney Castle in Ireland where it was believed that kissing the stone can grant you the gift of gab.

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  • "To sentimental people," began the girl, as she looked straight at the high walls in front, "Blarney Castle is the greatest object of interest in Southern Ireland; and, of course, the Blarney Stone is the center of attraction.

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  • Tonight after she left me to be with her man, I went out to look for Lo at the Blarney Stone.

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  • I got a very sweet email from the marketing director for the Blarney Stone, for example, asking if I were aware that there were many pleasant attractions at Blarney Castle beyond the stone itself and, besides, I didn't need to worry about kissing the same stone kissed by hundreds of thousands of people, because it was cleaned each night.

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  • In honor of this annual bash, TV Tango kissed the Blarney Stone and found the 10 best St. Patrick's Day episodes in TV history.

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  • MarkBaynard: And I never would have kissed the Blarney Stone and wished for the words to tell you the truth.

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  • He's the Irish blowhard at the Blarney Stone bar on Forty-eighth and Eighth.

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