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  • v. Present participle of blarney.


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  • Chane, who, in his usual Irish way, was "blarneying" with Jesusita, and helping her to fan the charcoal.

    The Rifle Rangers

  • Her face is cunning and pretty, and she makes a funny, blarneying noise when I go up to her.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • The artist had gone abroad, and had left some of his pictures on the wall in charge of the carpenter -- a bewitched Greuze, copied in the Louvre; the inevitable study of a bird's-nest and primroses; a girl standing at a wash-tub by an open window, on the sill of which outside leaned an Irish peasant, with his handsome, blarneying face.

    Bluebell A Novel

  • Thought I was all fine, warm heart and blarneying words.

    Mrs. Red Pepper

  • "You had ever a sweetly blarneying tongue," said she, and bestowed a parting caress impartially upon both the persons before her.

    The Indifference of Juliet

  • "And a very becoming flower a white rose is," she continued, "though I am a bold girl to be blarneying with a young gentleman I met no longer ago than last night."

    The Gentleman from Indiana

  • The men found it sufficiently wonderful to satisfy even Freckles, who had forgotten he was ever sore or stiff, and coddled over it with every blarneying term of endearment he knew.


  • As far back as Brandon could remember, the quaint Irishman had been the same wrinkled, nut-brown, merry-eyed comedian that he was to-day, and Mary the same serene, blarneying wife of the man.

    The Hollow of Her Hand

  • There was no surprise, however, in view of the nomination of Jim Irwin by the blarneying Bonner when the secretary smoothed out the first ballot, and read: "James E. Irwin, one."

    The Brown Mouse

  • Some have furloughs, and start at once for home, sometimes amid great chaffing and blarneying.

    Some War Memoranda. November Boughs


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