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Skibbereen and Connemara (in Ireland)

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Types of poverty and distress.

“You would then see the United Kingdom one vast Skibbereen or Connemara; you might convert its factories into poor-houses, and its parks into potters fields to bury strangers in.”—C. Thomson: Autobiography, p. 307.

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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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Sixteen-string Jack
Sizar
Sizings
Skains-mate or Skeins-mate
Skald
Skedaddle
Skeggs
Skeleton
Skeleton Jackets
Skevington’s Daughter
Skibbereen and Connemara (in Ireland)
Skibbereen Eagle (The)
Skid
Skiddaw
Skied
Skillygolee
Skimble-Skamble
Skimmington
Skin
Skin a Flint
Skin of his Teeth