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 Te Ig’itur.Teakettle Broth 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Teague (A).
 
An Irishman, about equal to Pat or Paddy. Sometimes we find the word Teague-lander. Teague is an Irish servant in Farquhar’s Twin Rivals; in act iii. 2 we find the phrase “a downright Teague,” meaning a regular Irish character — blundering, witty, fond of whisky, and lazy. The name is also introduced in Shadwell’s play, The Lancashire Witches, and Teague O’Divelly, the Irish Priest (1688).   1
       
“Was’t Carwell, brother James, or Teague,
That made thee break the Triple League?”
       
Rochester: History of Insipids.
 


 Te Ig’itur.Teakettle Broth 

 
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