wild Irishman

wild Irishman

n
(Plants) NZ another name for matagouri
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Tom scampered after him, hallooing with might and main, and the wild horse and wild Irishman soon disappeared among the ravines of the prairie.
In short, my dear, if you was unluckily to see him now, I could describe him no better than by telling you he was the very reverse of everything which he is: for he hath rusticated himself so long, that he is become an absolute wild Irishman.
Among his topics are homosexual representation of Irish identity in Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme and Dolly West's Kitchen, the wild Irishman in Gates of Gold, and holy irreverence in The Gospel According to Judas.
In Henry V, for example, just as the young king must abandon his former tavern life to become the ideal English monarch, Branagh the aspiring auteur feels compelled to put aside his own Irishness, as evidenced in the film by the director's mistreatment of Captain Macmorris as the blackfaced wild Irishman of the minstrel tradition.
Accompanied by strongman Hamish (Brendan Gleeson) and wild Irishman Stephen (David O'Hara), Wallace rallies the clans for a major confrontation with the Auld Enemy.
Pour whisky into an orang-outang," the journalist explained, "and he would in all likelihood behave as this wild Irishman has done.
HE'D like to be seen as our very own Irish rebel without a cause - but pals have begun pouring water on actor Colin Farrell's claims that he's always been a wild Irishman.
But she shouldn't pin her hopes on anything long-term yet with this wild Irishman - as the Mirror's 3am girls reveal on Page 12, it was Britney Spears, not Demi, he chose to escort to his LA show.
It remains to be seen whether the wild Irishman, who frequently defends his fast-lane lifestyle, will slow down a little and whether he and Kathryn will last the distance.