from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An idiom or mode of speech peculiar to the Irish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An idiom or a mode of speech peculiar to the Irish; especially, an Irish bull.


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  • Yes, I was coming here to edit my comment, since many bracketed phrases seem borked today.

    October 29, 2008

  • I blame the credit crunch. These are the End Times.

    October 29, 2008

  • This (the bracket-borking) is similar to the phenomenon bilby encountered under 'Chagassian' - partial highlighting of the word in question, with deletion of one letter.

    October 29, 2008

  • C_b, I think your brackets are borked.

    October 28, 2008

  • "'...But the fact is that he has lost one golden opportunity which may never come again. All the conditions favored at Columbus, and the horse was on the verge of the supreme accomplishment—and McHenry took him back! To use a hibernicism, if he had to do it over again I don't believe he would do it—at least I hope not.'"

    —Charles Leerhsen, Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008), 206

    October 28, 2008