Definition of Shillelahs
1. shillelah [n] - See also: shillelah
Lexicographical Neighbors of Shillelahs
Literary usage of Shillelahs
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Upper Canada Sketches by Thomas Conant (1898)
"Discontent in Upper Canada—Election riots—shillelahs as persuaders—William Lyon Mackenzie—Rioting in York- Rebellion—Patriots and sympathizers—A relentless ..."
2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1858)
"Instantly, from a small stand of arms in the corner, shillelahs were distributed to the ... armed cap-a-pie with stones, shillelahs, and ' poteen. ..."
3. "Dame Curtsey's" Book of Novel Entertainments for Every Day in the Year by Ellye Howell Glover (1907)
"The "shillelahs" were made of cream-puff batter without any sweetening, and were delicious with the salad. The ice cream was served in Irish potato skins ..."
4. A Holiday Tour in Europe by Joel Cook (1889)
"A passenger was on the wharf chaffering with an ancient Irish dame, who had come all the way from Limerick to sell shillelahs. He wanted the price reduced ..."
5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1890)
"... home from Mick Delaney's, so they'll be there to meet him a Saturda' night, and they'll not forget to bring their shillelahs wid them, never fear. ..."