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  • A straw, a rush, something of no importance. Most commonly used in the phrase "I don't give a thrawneen about X".

    Definitely Hiberno-English.

    November 1, 2007

  • The hairs of her lower stomach, darkly curling out, blackened wettish grass, at first submerged, now fully exposed. The hairs began to stretch out. Grass, thrawneens after rain, the water level sinks to nothing ... sunken now ... withdrawn ... had shrivelled away to nothing.

    - Aidan Higgins, Langrishe, Go Down

    August 28, 2008