Definition of Shillelaghs

1. Noun. (plural of shillelagh) ¹



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Definition of Shillelaghs

1. shillelagh [n] - See also: shillelagh

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shillelaghs

shiksehs
shikses
shikumen
shild
shildy
shilf
shilfa
shilingi
shill
shillala
shillalah
shillalahs
shillalas
shilled
shillelagh
shillelaghs (current term)
shillelah
shillelahs
shillin'
shilling
shilling scars
shilling shocker
shilling shockers
shilling sign
shillings
shills
shilly-shallied
shilly-shallies
shilly-shally
shilly-shallying

Literary usage of Shillelaghs

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Travels in Ireland by Johann Georg Kohl (1844)
"... one of them collected a party of his friends, who, armed with shillelaghs, (the terrible Irish cudgel,) attacked and stormed his opponent in his shop. ..."

2. The Wild Irishman by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland (1905)
"Of the number of shillelaghs in Ireland at the present moment the blue books give no account. It seems to me doubtful whether there are a thousand in the ..."

3. The Wild Irishman by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland (1905)
"Of the number of shillelaghs in Ireland at the present moment the blue books give no account. It seems to me doubtful whether there are a thousand in the ..."

4. Parnellism and Crime by James Hannen Hannen (1889)
"... earnest of what shillelaghs could do versus batons. Ij hope you will give them no opportunity of tripping you up ; but do not suppose I preach anything ..."

5. Just Irish by Charles Battell Loomis (1910)
"shillelaghs were never so plentiful as they are now, but they are made to supply the foreign demand for them, and the Irishman is amused and perhaps a bit ..."

6. The Home Rule Movement: With a Sketch of Irish Parties from 1843, and an by Thomas Power O'Connor (1889)
"In the assassination speech he was accused of also asking the Westmeath ' boys' to come to Athlone with their shillelaghs and to use them, and with having ..."

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