Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
Originally by Seán Beecher
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STROKE, TO PULL A,

Construct: Noun
Definition: To play a trick, to outwit Fast-one.
Use: He pulled a stroke on the bookies.
He tricked the bookmakers.
Derivation: Unknown, but note 'a feat, an achievement'. (Chambers). Possibly cognate with 'Stroke' - the oarsman who sits on the bench next to the coxswain and sets the stroke of the oars. (Brewer).


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