Definitions

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  • n. a wanderer, a vagabond
  • n. a state of travelling or wandering

Etymologies

Irish seachrán. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ignatius Gallaher used to say when he was on the shaughraun, doing billiardmarking in the Clarence.

    Ulysses

  • So that, perhaps, we may take the same pride in the present air as our island mother might in some of her children who had been on the _shaughraun_ for a time, but had again come back to the "old sod."

    The Life Story of an Old Rebel

  • It will be seen that when "United Ireland" was "on the shaughraun" during the time that William O'Brien was in prison, though he was able to send communications out regularly, the direction very largely devolved upon Patrick Egan, who had taken up his quarters in Paris for that and other purposes of the Land League.

    The Life Story of an Old Rebel

  • We'll paralyse Europe as Ignatius Gallaher used to say when he was on the shaughraun, doing billiardmarking in the

    Ulysses

  • So that, perhaps, we may take the same pride in the present air as our island mother might in some of her children who had been on the shaughraun for a time, but had again come back to the “old sod.”

    The Life Story of an Old Rebel

  • _Staffy: _ You that have not the substance of a crane's marrow, to go shrink from so small a bidding, let you go on the shaughraun or to the workhouse, where you would not take our advice.

    New Irish Comedies

  • What did I bring you away from your own house for and put ye on the shaughraun for and keep ye wandering, if it was not to be serviceable and helpful to myself.

    Three Wonder Plays

  • [idle scoundrels, from Irish _shaughraun_] yonder up at the dree-ern.

    Dick o' the Fens A Tale of the Great East Swamp

  • It will be seen that when “United Ireland” was “on the shaughraun "during the time that William O'Brien was in prison, though he was able to send communications out regularly, the direction very largely devolved upon Patrick Egan, who had taken up his quarters in Paris for that and other purposes of the Land League.

    The Life Story of an Old Rebel

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  • We'll paralyse Europe as Ignatius Gallaher used to say when he was on the shaughraun, doing billiardmarking in the Clarence.
    Joyce, Ulysses, 7

    January 2, 2007