Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
Originally by Seán Beecher
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Construct: Noun
Definition: Small fish - minnow, pinkeen, a thorn-back. Tawrneens are caught either in net or by worm tied to end of string.
Derivation: Unknown, but note thorn on spine of fish and 'een' diminuitive in Irish. And note 'Tairnín' or 'Tairngín' - a small nail, a thorn-back. (Ó h-Éaluithe).

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