trick-o'-the-loop love



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  • And there was a cheer that made the ocean shiver, and fluttered the flags over the tents, and made even the trick-o'-the-loop men pause in their honest avocation, and the orange-sellers hold their wares suspended in midair.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan

  • It's little wonder she'd be fussy, and he after bringing bankrupt ruin on the roulette man, and the trick-o'-the-loop man, and breaking the nose of the cockshot-man, and winning all in the sports below, racing, lepping, dancing, and the Lord knows what!

    The Playboy of the Western World; a Comedy in Three Acts 1907


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  • None of your bloody miracles, shouted Shorty, we're playing for money! None of your trick-o'-the-loop, none of your bloody quick ones!
    At Swim-Two-Birds

    November 7, 2008

  • older Irish colloq., see strap game

    March 19, 2014