School: Holmpatrick (roll number 14180)

Holmpatrick, Co. Dublin
D. Kevelighan
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0784, Page 97

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  1. Local Sayings
    1. An empty sack can't stand, but s full one can't bend.
    2. Climb up a down pole.
    3. Go and have a run at yourself.
    4. I'm so mad I could tear paper.
    5. He's so rowdy he'd knock up the house.
    6. He's too lazy to scratch himself.
    7. He's so mean that he'd use his rasher rind for boot laces.
    8. That milk came from the cow with the iron tail.(pump).
    9. Q. "What are we having for dinner today?"
    A. "Bees' knees and spiders' ankles."
    10. He's no higher than a bee's knee.
    11. He's just two hands higher than a duck.
    12. Who "et" your bun?
    13. You'll never die in a bed.
    14. It's all betther nor a bad marriage.
    15. Glory be to Christmas, the time we have the beef!
    16. Well and doing well, like the 'Merriky letters'.
    17. It's all for the good of trade. (when something is broken).
    18. Q. "are you in a hurry?"
    A. "no, no more than my feet."
    19."Why didn't you have your see?" (play)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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      1. verbal arts (~1,483)
        1. proverbs (~4,377)