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a.1.Having shaggy hair; shock-headed.
Those rough rug-headed kerns.
- Shak.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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William Shakespeare referred to the Irish as "rough, rug-headed kernes" - an image of barbarians with a fighting disposition.
Ireland, the perennial Other, was not a new world: it was a colonized quagmire on the fringe of the old settled for centuries, unsettled perennially by rug-headed kerns and ambitious Earls, rebellious by vocation and temper.