a stone in Blarney Castle near Cork, Ireland, said to impart skill in flattery to anyone who kisses it.
Bits of Blarney R. Shelton Mackenzie
Signing the Contract and What it Cost Martha Finley
a stone in Blarney Castle, in the SW Republic of Ireland, said to endow whoever kisses it with the gift of the gab and skill in flattery
Note: People who talk “blarney” are saying things they do not mean. Usually the expression blarney is applied to flattery designed to gain a favor.
verb (intransitive) (English, dialect) to sound loudly and harshly Historical Examples The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton The Skipper and the Skipped Holman Day
Vicente [bee-then-te,, -sen-] /biˈθɛn tɛ,, -ˈsɛn-/ (Show IPA), 1867–1928, Spanish novelist, journalist, and politician. Historical Examples The Adventures of Sally P. G. Wodehouse noun Vicente (biˈθente). 1867–1928, Spanish novelist, whose books include Blood and Sand (1909) and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1916)
indifferent to or bored with life; unimpressed, as or as if from an excess of worldly pleasures. Historical Examples Remarks Bill Nye Ancestors Gertrude Atherton Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II Karl Ritter von Scherzer Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser The Call of the Canyon Zane Grey The […]
to speak impiously or irreverently of (God or sacred things). to speak evil of; slander; abuse. to speak irreverently of God or sacred things; utter impieties. Contemporary Examples Is Bigger Better for St. Vincent? David Yaffe December 3, 2014 How (Not) to Fight Racism and Anti-Semitism Jacob Mchangama February 21, 2014 The Broader Question: Speech […]