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Hiberʹnia

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A variety of Iernē (Ireland). Pliny says the Irish mothers feed their babes with swords instead of spoons.

“While in Hibernia’s fields the labouring swain,

Shall pass the plough oʹer skulls of warriors slain,

And turn up bones and broken spears,

Amazed, heʹll show his fellows of the plain

The relics of victorious years,

And tell how swift thy arms that kingdom did regain.”


Hughes: House of Nassau.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Hetman
Heu-monat or Heg-monath
Hewson
Hexameron (The)
Hexameter and Pentameter
Hexameter Verse
Hexapla
Hext
Heyday of Youth
Hiawatha
Hibernia
Hic Jacets
Hickathrift (Tom or Jack)
Hickory
Hidalgo
Hide of Land (A)
Hieroclean Legacy
Higgledy-piggledy
High-born
High Church
High Days = festivals

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Hibernia