flattering or wheedling talk; cajolery.
deceptive or misleading talk; nonsense; hooey:
a lot of blarney about why he was broke.
to flatter or wheedle; use blarney:
He blarneys his boss with the most shameless compliments.
The Three Brides Charlotte M. Yonge
The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
Rafael in Italy Etta Blaisdell McDonald
Her Father’s Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
The Eye of Dread Payne Erskine
Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth
The Charm of Ireland Burton Egbert Stevenson
The Manxman Hall Caine
Sketches of the East Africa Campaign Robert Valentine Dolbey
In Unfamiliar England Thomas Dowler Murphy
to cajole with flattery; wheedle
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 noun a stone in Blarney Castle, in the SW Republic of Ireland, said to endow whoever kisses it with […]
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 […]