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 The proper orthography of this expression is deoch-an-doruis
You cannot leave to-day of any day without a glass of wine for _deoch-an-doruis_. "
One of them is to give the shelter of the night and the supper of the night to the murderer himself, even if the corpse on the heather was your son; and the other is to ask no question off your guest till he has drunk the _deoch-an-doruis_. "
John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn
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Variant spelling of deoch-an-dorais, used in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
November 8, 2007