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Donnybrook Fair

[don-ee-broo k] /ˈdɒn iˌbrʊk/
noun
1.
a fair which until 1855 was held annually at Donnybrook, County Dublin, Ireland, and which was famous for rioting and dissipation.
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  • Do you mind that shtick—big enough to sarve as a respictable shillalah at Donnybrook Fair?

    In the Pecos Country Edward Sylvester Ellis (AKA Lieutenant R.H. Jayne)
  • Where has the pugilistic hilarity of the Irish scope as at Donnybrook Fair?

    The Collector Henry T. Tuckerman
  • The spirit of Donnybrook Fair is there today as much as ever, and wherever you see a head, hit it, would be home rule.

  • Well, this is going to beat any Donnybrook Fair you lads ever saw.

    Love Under Fire Randall Parrish
  • Donnybrook Fair, or what remains of it, is going on, within two or three miles of Dublin.

  • This was an experience gained at Donnybrook Fair, the regiment being then quartered near "that historic village."

    Charles Bradlaugh: a Record of His Life and Work, Volume I (of 2) Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner and J. M. (John Mackinnon) Robertson
  • He wished to take the same view of the wars of the angels and of the paltriest riot at Donnybrook Fair.

    Twelve Types G.K. Chesterton
  • His lordship fancied himself at Donnybrook Fair, and was in the thick of it, in the mle, and lost to sight!

  • It was a lively scene, that would have gladdened the heart of an Irishman homesick for the excitement of Donnybrook Fair.

    Bert Lloyd's Boyhood J. McDonald Oxley
  • Don't halloa until you have got your head safe out of the wood, particularly at Donnybrook Fair.

    Mr. Punch's Irish Humour Charles Keene, Various

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