stirabout


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stirabout

(ˈstɜːrəˌbaʊt)
n
1. (Cookery) a kind of porridge originally made in Ireland
2. a bustling person
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Stuck to his task well and, although the third Stirabout flopped in Clonmel on Thursday, should build on that comeback run.
However, the very need for this woman to assert the value of stirabout or milk and bread as 'better' than tea enforces the sense in which tea was perceived to be symbolic of not just an economic disruption to the life of a servant woman life but a political disruption to claims for improvement modernisation.
Her chapter titles are contemporary quotations, among them Chamberlain is a very un-Irish name, the respectable skirts of nationalism, and orgy of jobbery, the conscience of the 99%, justified by stirabout and redeemed by porridge, a long way of using a short word, and inner emigration.
23) It may have been possible in Dublin to separate religious and philanthropic activities; in Connemara, however, both mission and relief were administered by ICM personnel and distributed mainly through the schools, as was observed by a visitor to Fakeragh school: "On entering, we were much amused by the immense pot of Indianmeal stirabout [porridge] which was cooling near the door.
One mother admitted that she did not know "what the Jumpers teach, but that religion can't be too bad that pities the famishing; so my children go to the Jumpers' school and get the stirabout.
The formidable adversaries were sixteen-year-old girls, who jeered at workhouse officials, and hurled heavy glass soda water bottles, platters, stones, and stirabout gruel at them, finally jumping the master.