Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
by Seán Beecher
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Introduction · Acknowledgements

Construct: Adjective
Definition: Slippery (surface or object).
Use: The hill (tray) is fierce shlowny.
The hill is very slippery.
Derivation: Irish 'Sleamhain' - smooth, sleek, slippery. (Dinneen). And 'Slemda', 'Slemaigid' - smooth, slippery, makes smooth, polishes. (Quin, Joynt, Condon, O'Daly, O'Sullivan).

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