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- n. Alternative form of poteen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See poteen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as poteen.
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It may be imagined that Mr. Stacpoole declined to receive oilcake as if it were "potheen" or other contraband, and at once closed his account with the firm in question.
“Be jabers, let him drink his health in his own potheen.”
‘I suppose you will, Frank; but bacon won’t go down well after venison; and a course of claret is a bad preparative for potheen punch.
One evening the club had met as usual, and Tom had mixed his first tumbler of potheen punch, after "the feast of shells" was over, when somebody happened to mention the name of Edmund Kean, with the remark that he had once played in a barn in that very town.
It takes the raal potheen, that smacks of the smoke of the still, to keep up the bluid of an
The raal Irishman has fire enough in his bluid; but there's no denying a glass of potheen is the stuff to regulate it.
As a novelist, he held that she pointed the way to Lever, and adds: 'The rattling vivacity of the Irish character, its ebullient spirit, and its wrathful eloquence of sentiment and language, she well portrayed; one can smell the potheen and turf smoke even in her pictures of a boudoir.'
His larder is well supplied with poultry and wild fowl, his cellar contains "lashings," not only of "Parliament and pot," or "John Jamieson" and illicit "potheen," but of port and sherry, claret and champagne.
A gentleman, who ought to know better, was buying some potheen, or illicit whisky, of the maker.
Shure she'll spring out like a birrd an 'fear no foe by dint of the two bottles of potheen she has taken an' the couple o 'lads