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Glossary of Words and Latin Phrases

Glossary of Words and Latin Phrases

Glossary of Words and Latin Phrases

Glossary of Words and Latin Phrases

Glossary of Words and Latin Phrases

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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