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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blarney  \Blar"ney\  (bl[aum]r"n[y^]),  n.  [Blarney,  a  village  and 
  castle  near  Cork.] 
  Smooth,  wheedling  talk;  flattery.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Blarney  stone},  a  stone  in  Blarney  castle,  Ireland,  said  to 
  make  those  who  kiss  it  proficient  in  the  use  of  blarney. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blarney  \Blar"ney\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blarneyed}  (-n[i^]d); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Blarneying}.] 
  To  influence  by  blarney;  to  wheedle  with  smooth  talk;  to  make 
  or  accomplish  by  blarney.  ``Blarneyed  the  landlord.'' 
  --Irving. 
 
  Had  blarneyed  his  way  from  Long  Island.  --S.  G. 
  Goodrich. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blarney 
  n  :  flattery  designed  to  gain  favor  [syn:  {coaxing},  {soft  soap}, 
  {sweet  talk}] 
  v  :  influence  or  urge  by  gentle  urging,  caressing,  or 
  flattering;  "He  palavered  her  into  going  along"  [syn:  {wheedle}, 
  {cajole},  {palaver},  {coax},  {sweet-talk},  {inveigle}] 




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