- n. darling
- Irish a chuisle ("O pulse (of my heart)") (Wiktionary)
“Irish side when courting her as a humorous short cut to a quasi familiarity, for you may call a girl "acushla" and "Ellin darlint" when otherwise you are fully aware, but for the Irish of it, she would have to be referred to as Miss Dodworth.”
“Did you dream you were ating your own tripe, acushla, that you tied yourself up that wrynecky fix? —”
“A Bard would not betray another Bard, acushla, " Kory said, coming to Eric's defense.”
“A curse on it, acushla, an 'a promise av death that only two shtrong men can save you from -- an' McTee is shtrong -- so I've put away desire av killin 'him till we get you safe an' sound to the shore, colleen, acushla; but ye must trust in us, an 'follow us as ye love your life an' as I love ye!”
“Och, Moira, acushla, sure an 'I know how 'tis to ye --" And then with a reaction to virtue, he said sternly, "An 'if they're not bad, why do they go when you call on the blessed saints?”
“But, sure, you wouldn't know what that is, acushla, nor what it may mean to the likes of me.”
“How do you know that, acushla?" her father asked her.”
“So am I, acushla," he said; after a pause he whispered,”
“And then she says, 'Mary, acushla, it's your turn now.”
“OLD GUMMY GRANNY: _ (Thrusts a dagger towards Stephen's hand) _ Remove him, acushla.”
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