limerick

Part of speech: noun

A form of nonsense verse in five lines.

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Usage examples "limerick":

  1. The same year that saw Marlborough besieging Cork saw Limerick invested by the forces of King William, under William's own command. - "A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4)", Justin McCarthy.
  2. When, at length, he heard of the sweet bells of Limerick, he was very old and feeble, but he set out at once on what he knew must be his last pilgrimage. - "Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children", Grace Greenwood.
  3. The Canon, a dear, good Irishman from Limerick, holds his services side by side with Father Murphy. - "The Irish at the Front", Michael MacDonagh.