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ag cáitheadh diairmíní

Pure idiom

Headwords

diairmín, cáith

Description

Ag eascaine go tiubh.

Corpus examples

  • Sgaoilean duine srian le feirg. Tugan sé droch chainnt uaidh. Tugan sé masla. Tagan an easgaine agus an diamhasla as a bhéal go tiugh. Bíon sé ag cáthadh mhiona mór agus ag cáthadh dhiairmíní go dtí go gcrithean a gcuid fula ag an muinntir a bhíon ag éisteacht leis.

Cross-references

Additional examples

  • The name of one of the small particles of snow is cáithnín sneachtaidh. (A large flake is known as lúbhóg sneachtaidh.) The same word cáthadh is applied to cursing and swearing when indulged in with rapidity. Ag cáthadh dhiairmíní, spitting out showers of "little divils" – having a "divil" at every second word. Ag cáthadh mhionna mór, the same in regard to "big" oaths.

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