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a stone in Blarney Castle near Cork, Ireland, said to impart skill in flattery to anyone who kisses it.
Historical Examples

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.


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