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School: Áth Dúna, Gleann an Phréacháin, Mainistir Fhearmuighe (roll number 12542)

Chimneyfield, Co. Cork
Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe

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Irish Words Used Among the People in their Everyday English

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0382, Page 201

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Uadar - used for winnowing oats

Perbhic - a layer in turf, very difficult to cut through, formed from tough matted grasses
GRUIBÍN - a Sleán without a wing, used to cut scraws

BÓAN - when cutting turf below water level an uncut portion from 6" to 9" is left to keep out the water. The old turf cutters call this a Bóan. (bone)

Cartadh - Bog-stuff. Some 20 years ago farmers drew Cartadh as a manure, it was mixed with the manure in the farmyard

SPRÚTA - a turned branch of a tree or root of furze, undressed, used in hurling, when a young fellow had not a proper hurley.

Deireann an páiste
BA-BÁ - baby
MA-MÁ / MO-MÁ - mother
DA-DÁ - father
Gog-Ó - an egg (?) ubh
(common throughout the Co Cork. Nowadays the accent on A is omitted
Deireann an chearc é
Deirean an páiste é

Telegan - the earth used in filling the heart of a ditch
Cailthín - a tormenting little girl, a young ash plant used for driving or riding

CRÁINÍN - a piece of sharp steel used for DRAWING A SCYTHE, which means thinning the edge
(Illustration) - Cráinín
CÚILÍN - also LÚIDÍN - the wedge used to fasten a scythe to the scythe-tree
Taíringe Féir - what fastens blade or adjusts
(Illustration) Cúilín - blade to tree
Tairinge Féir = grass nail
Duirnín - the handle of a scythe
Cláirín - the sharpening board
Bior - the point at end of scythe-tree

Réidhteóir - a pipe freer
Gaumbín - a small bit of tobacco, less than a pipeful
Súlach - the dirty juice of a pipe
SEACH - a smoke - "give me a SEACH out of that"
Sálóg - the heel, a small portion of tobacco left in the bottom of a pipe after taking a smoke

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Seán Ó Duinnshléibhe