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Blarney (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Blarney

He has licked the blarney stone; he deals in the wonderful, or tips us the traveller. The blarney stone is a triangular stone on the very top of an ancient castle of that name in the county of Cork in Ireland, extremely difficult of access; so that to have ascended to it, was considered as a proof of perseverance, courage, and agility, whereof many are supposed to claim the honour, who never atchieved the adventure: and to tip the blarney, is figuratively used telling a marvellous story, or falsity; and also sometimes to express flattery. Irish.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Blanket Hornpipe * A blasted Fellow

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