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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of blarney.


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  • A little group round Schilsky blarneyed and expostulated.

    Maurice Guest

  • I blarneyed a bit, giving a delicate impression of being in the trade myself, with a client for the empty shop.

    In The Frame

  • Don't ye mind the time the trusters had planned to give us all paint-boxes for Christmas, an 'half of us not able to hold a brush, let alone paint things, an' Miss Peggie blarneyed them round into givin 'us books?

    The Primrose Ring

  • Then we argued among ourselves, coaxed, blarneyed, persuaded, and tried to bribe one another.

    The Ivory Trail

  • Would you believe that, in the spring after the book was published, a disreputable-looking vagabond with a knapsack, who turned up one day, blarneyed Andrew about his book and stayed overnight, announced himself at breakfast as a leading New York publisher?

    Parnassus On Wheels

  • The old woman's mirror told her that she was getting thin, that the work she had undertaken was too hard for her, and sometimes when the men drove in from the village with supplies (and the Poor Boy hid himself) she blarneyed them into lending a hand here and there.

    If You Touch Them They Vanish

  • Without any influence whatever, save his pleasing address and his wide education, he blarneyed the State

    The Goose Girl

  • Evidently Trooper O'Connell during the past twenty-four hours had foraged or blarneyed most successfully for out of the knapsack which he had left behind Morrison suddenly produced a small earthenware jam jar in which was something now indubitably liquid in form but none the less sweet, yellow, appetizing butter.

    The Littlest Rebel

  • I blarneyed her a bit first -- you know my style -- and then I twitted her for being false to me, and then I got up a sort of pretense quarrel, and I worked on her feelings until she got into a rage, and when she was all hot and peppery, I faced right round on her, and charged her with the theft.

    Good Luck

  • "Arrah, thin, it isn't a bad character you'd be afther givin 'your own niece," Beth blarneyed; and then she turned up her naughty eyes to the ceiling and chanted softly: "What will Jimmie-wimmie give his duckie-dearie to be good?

    The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius


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