- Ability to talk constantly.
- Mindless chatter.
He is full of blarney.
- Persuasive flattery or kind speech. The ability to tell a man to go to hell , in such a way as he will look forward to the trip.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.
A BLASTED FELLOW or BRIMSTONE. An abandoned
rogue or prostitute. Cant.
To BLAST. To curse.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)
Blar"ney (blär"n&ybreve;), n.
[Blarney, a village and castle near Cork.] Smooth, wheedling
talk; flattery. [Colloq.]
Blarney stone, a stone in Blarney castle, Ireland,
said to make those who kiss it proficient in the use of blarney.
Blar"ney, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Blarneyed (-n&ibreve;d); p. pr. & vb.
n. Blarneying.] To influence by blarney; to wheedle
with smooth talk; to make or accomplish by blarney. "Blarneyed
the landlord." Irving.
Had blarneyed his way from Long Island.
S. G. Goodrich.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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