blarney


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Synonyms for blarney

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excessive, ingratiating praise

Synonyms for blarney

flattery designed to gain favor

influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

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Wait a minute, this Blarney Stone thing might be working after all.
One story claims the word blarney gained popularity as a word for flattery after Queen Elizabeth I of England used it to describe the flowery (but apparently less than honest) cajolery of Cormac MacCarthy, who was then the lord of Blarney Castle.
MacArthur 'advised him [Curtin] strongly not to permit the tactical program suggested by General Blarney.
Mr Coleman, who lives on Blarney Street, said it was thanks to the community's great support that this incident didn't turn into a tragedy.
Book of Kells, above, the Guiness Storehouse in Dublin, top, the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, above, and Holy Cross Abbey, right
This book incorporates the findings of a survey conducted of all surviving features of archaeological and architectural significance in and around Blarney Castle.
The stone was hidden in the Wagon Wheel's women's restroom in past years, but the roughly 7-foot-tall boulder is going to be showcased in the Blarney Stone, Sims said.
Successful sires Of today's sires, Presenting, represented by Blarney Kestrel, has produced the most bumper winners and 36 per cent of his 147 successes in the past eight seasons came in bumpers run over 2m1f or further.
College Cork, Ireland) describes Blarney Castle, the medieval home of the Gaelic Irish lords of Muskerry, and its architecture throughout its history in the context of an expansive native lordship in late medieval Munster and how changes in the layout and appearance of the tower house connect to the social status and cultural identity of the family.
Leaning back to kiss the Blarney stone, with a drop of more than 30m below, I could understand why the Queen and Obama chose to forgo the gift of the gab on their recent trips to Ireland.
Donal Blaney, who writes a blog called Blaney's Blarney, had asked for the injunction against an anonymous Twitter user who is impersonating him.
The Blarney Resort Package features classic Irish style and comfort while steeped in the history of Blarney, home of the legendary Blarney Castle and Stone.
While visiting the historic Blarney Castle, home of the Blarney Stone, one American tourist was heard to say to her husband, "It's really quaint honey, but it's a shame they built it so close to the highway.
The nation of Ireland attracts more than 3 million visitors each year to see such famous sites as Blarney Castle, with its legendary Blarney Stone.
Three such rocks are the Stone of Scone, The Blarney Stone, and the Black Stone of the Kaaba.