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  • n  flattery designed to gain favor
  • v  influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

  • His gravel-voiced oratory beats at the unwary with the brass of a top sergeant and the blarney of a sideshow barker.
  • This time the Cockneys and Afro-Brits are joined by crooks Russian, Hasidic-American and crypto-Irish Gypsy (a funny, blarney-spewing Brad Pitt).
  • The Last Hurrah (John Ford; Columbia) is based on Edwin O'Connor's 1956 bestseller about the bad old days when political machines were run on blarney, graft, openhanded charity .
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  • Ben Stiller in
    I know it's going to sound like some tourist blarney, but Ireland does feel like a second home to me,says Ben Stiller in our video interview below. "I feel I know it better than I know Hollywood. At least, I wish I did. It's been a long...
  • James McAvoy in
    MCAvoy says, "It's completely disrespectful to an Irishman to suggest the English overlords all had Irish accents, just because you want a bit of the Irish blarney for the American audiences." "The country has made my career, made FOREST...

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