Irish bull

Definitions

  • The Irish Bull
    The Irish Bull
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Irish bull obscene words for unacceptable behavior "I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk","what he said was mostly bull"
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Usage

In literature:

This type of tale, indeed, may be pretty fairly paralleled with the ordinary anecdote terminating in a repartee or an Irish bull.
"Heretics" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
This WALK (if I may use the Irish figure of speech called a bull) will be a RIDE.
"Our Village" by Mary Russell Mitford
He'll find himself on the horns of a dilemma if he meddles with a bull that's Irish, says he.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The book, like its author, was thoroughly Irish, full of bulls and inconsistencies.
"From Chaucer to Tennyson" by Henry A. Beers
No; and that isn't an Irish bull, either.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Griffin on Irish bull, 441.
"Notes & Queries, Volume 2, May-December, 1850, Index" by Various
Listen to the Irish bull!
"Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest" by Alice B. Emerson
Two Irish captains, O'Brien and Kelly, were stopping at the Bull Hotel, in the High Street.
"Interludes being Two Essays, a Story, and Some Verses" by Horace Smith
These were the original Irish bulls, we suppose.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 22, 1914" by Various
For many years there has been an impression that the linguistic bull is a distinctively Irish animal.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
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In poetry:

Among the stock jokes it is oft averred
The Irish Bull is best of all the heard.
He has no points, he has no head or tail,
But many a jovial party he'll regale.
And all his hearers will with laughter choke,
Except his brother John, who sees no joke.
"A Phenomenal Fauna" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

DC United vs Red Bulls, MLS early goals, Robbie Keane tribute to Irish fan, Lionel Messi in Miami, Euro 2012 TV.
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