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  • n. Plural form of Fenian.


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  • The leading spirit of the Fenians is no longer termed the

    Head-Quarters of the Fenians at New York

  • The Roman Catholic clergy are beginning to see that their interest lies also with the Government and the prosperity of the people; and the best way of showing the true character of the Fenians is to quote the approval of them by Mr. Train and the Americans, who in their own battles invariably put the Irish recruit "in the front." ...

    Echoes of the Week

  • But from Manitoba papers and from information received from other sources, these twenty so-called Fenians, together with a less number of French halfbreeds, created alarm and confusion throughout the whole province of Manitoba, causing Lieut.

    The Fenian Invasion of 1871

  • "In this way," she answered, bowing and smiling to his sincere compliment, "by making all the Irish Fenians, that is, those in Ireland, policemen."

    The Art of Disappearing

  • He called his Fenians together, and told them how the sons of Diarmid had gone to their mother, and returned to their own homes again.

    The Book of Romance

  • He said he would leave it to me if he ever said anything against the Fenians, and I told him he had always claimed that the Fenians were the nicest men in the world, and it seemed to relieve him very much.

    The Grocery Man And Peck's Bad Boy Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 2 - 1883

  • The Fenians were the chief troops of Leinster, and were Milesians of the race of Heremon; and their renowned commander Fionn, according to the Four Masters, was slain by the cast of a javelin, or, according to others, by the shot of an arrow, at a place called _Ath Brea_, on the river Boyne, A.D.

    Ridgeway An Historical Romance of the Fenian Invasion of Canada

  • A decade later, in 1858, the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB -- also known as the Fenians) was founded as a secret society dedicated to armed rebellion against the British.


  • These sympathising "plastic Provos", as they are still called today, positively revel in calling each other "Fenians" after the IRA's Victorian Irish terrorist prototype, the Fenian Brotherhood.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • United States and Canada when the "Fenians" armed in New England and attempted a raid across the border, if there had been armies and fortifications on that border?

    The Audacious War


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