Castle Rackrent/Glossary

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Some friends, who have seen Thady's history since it has been printed have suggested to the editor, that many of the terms and idiomatic phrases, with which it abounds, could not be intelligible to the English reader without further explanation. The editor has therefore furnished the following glossary.

  • 1: Monday morning
  • 2: Let alone the three kingdoms itself
  • 3: Willaluh
  • 4: The tenants were sent away without their whisky
  • 5: He demeaned himself greatly
  • 6: Duty fowls, duty turkeys, and duty geese
  • 7: English tenants
  • 8: Canting
  • 9: Duty work
  • 10: Out of forty-nine suits which he had. . .
  • 11: Fairy mounts
  • 12: Weed ashes
  • 13: Sealing money
  • 14: Sir Murtagh grew mad
  • 15: The whole kitchen was out on the stairs
  • 16: Fining down the year's rent
  • 17: Driver
  • 18: I thought to make him a priest
  • 19: Flam
  • 20: Barrack-room
  • 21: An innocent
  • 22: The Curragh
  • 23: The cant
  • 24: And so should cut him off for ever. . .
  • 25: A raking pot of tea
  • 26: We gained the day by this piece of honesty
  • 27: Carton and half-carton
  • 28: Wake
  • 29: Kilt