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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Irish Wedding.
 
When a person has a black eye we sometimes say to him, “You have been to an Irish wedding, I see,” because the Irish are more famous for giving their guests on these occasions black eyes than white favours.   1
 


 Irish Stew.Iron. 

 
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