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EXACT MATCHES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
biorán1, m. (gs. & npl. -áin, gpl. ~). 1. Pin. ~ gruaige, hata, hairpin, hat-pin. ~ brollaigh, breast-pin; brooch. ~ dúnta, safety pin. ~ suain, (in folk tales) sleep charm. ~ a chur i rud, to stick a pin in sth. Ní fiú ~ é, it is worthless. Ar bhiorán buí bhuailfinn é, for two pins I’d strike him. Ag imirt ~ sop, casting lots (with straws). 2. ~ cniotála, knitting-needle. ~ cróise, crochet-hook. ~ eangaí, net-maker’s needle. Tá sé ar bhiorán an chúil agam, I have it nearly completed. Tá sé ar na bioráin agam, I have it in hand. Tá an iomarca ar na bioráin agat, you have too many irons in the fire. 3. Hand (of clock).
biorán2, ~ach1 = bearrán, -ach1,2.
PHRASES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
~ bioráin, pinn, point of pin, of pen.
2. ~ (bioráin), pinhead.
~ tairne, bioráin, head of nail, of pin.
Ní ~ biorán, tráithnín, an t-aon triuf, é, it is not worth a pin, a straw, the ace of clubs; it is of no account.
~ le biorán é, fasten it on with a pin.
~ deilge, bioráin, prick of thorn, of pin.
~ biorán ann, stick a pin in it.
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