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Glossary of Words and Latin Phrases

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Act of Contrition — a traditional Catholic prayer said by sinners who are repentant for their sins

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam — "to the greater glory of God"

in a bake — angry

bally — a euphemism for "bloody," a British curse

black twist — a cigarette of tobacco leaves twisted together

boatbearer — a participant in the Catholic Mass who carries the container of incense (the "boat")

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Joyce and O'Casey

by Upperchurch, October 18, 2014

Joyce and O'Casey were contemporaries. Was Mr. Casey, Irish Nationalist, in "Portrait" a nod to O'Casey?


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by MasondedeJohn, February 10, 2017

A very interesting and informative review. I never read that book bu I think now I just must to read it. I also think to order an essay on this topic here -

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