blarney

Part of speech: verb

To flatter; cajole.

Part of speech: noun

Wheedling; flattery; in allusion to the Blarney stone in Blarney Castle, near Cork, Ireland, said to give to those who kiss it a cajoling tongue.

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Usage examples "blarney":

  1. " I was too busy listening to their blarney, I guess. - "Christopher and the Clockmakers", Sara Ware Bassett.
  2. I had hitherto believed that the Kilcoyne family sprang from the wild west of Ireland, but I begin to suspect that their source was nearer Blarney Castle. - "Dear Enemy", Jean Webster.
  3. Another Boer laying down his arms, beguiled by Buller's blarney! - "With Steyn and De Wet", Philip Pienaar.