pratie

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pratie

(ˈpreɪtɪ)
n
(Plants) informal Scot and Northern English and Irish and Eastern Canadian a potato
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One could make furrows or dig praties with an old tire iron (remember those?
Middle row, Sylvia Bowmaker, Katina Messitas, Norma Simpson, Judith Barlow, Muriel Sutherst, Caroline Evans, Gillian Praties, Kay Duck, Jennifer Horsebrough, Irene Edington, Marilyn Heslop, Catherine Molineux.
She said that The New York World-Telegram had reported that "carrots, eggs, praties and a silver watch pelted the actors" -and added that her mother had been nearly knocked out when hit on the head by a flying potato.
Sure, Paddy's heart is in his hand, as all the world does know, His praties and his whiskey he will share with friend or foe; His door is always open to the stranger passing by; He never thinks of saying: None but Irish may apply.
Their viewpoints are considered in Section 7 of the curriculum, "Poetry," which features a selection of contemporary writings inspired by the mass starvation in Ireland, including one called "The Praties Grow So Small," by an anonymous author: (15)
O, the praties they grow small over here, over here.
Fields of potatoes, praties we called them, and grain surrounded our village.
Anne-Marie Praties, our Bride of 1994, from Coatbridge, says life with husband Robert is still wonderful.
Agnes Praties, 67, of Edinburgh, said: "It's alright having either a king or queen but I would get rid of all their hangers- on.
After bid review in early '83, all bids were rejected because none of the bidding praties satisfied all the requirements in the specifications.
Whether hailed as pomme de terre or (in Irish-English) praties, the potato has come a long way since Europeans thought it caused leprosy and syphilis.
Please allow me to note, then, that "The Garden Where the Praties Grow" is clearly a happy song by all measures (no pun intended).