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An Pluiméir Ceolmhar Lyr Req: Rocks of Bawn/ more verses please (30) RE: Lyr Req: Rocks of Bawn/ more verses please 16 Sep 06

The word is dúidín (without the accents duidin). In Southern dialects it's pronounced doodeen (the "d" being pronounced with the tip of the tongue between the teeth as in most US pronunciations of the "th" in "the"). In Western and Northern dialects, the second "d", affected by the "i" following it, is pronounced "dj".

It means a clay pipe with most of the stem broken off. Lots of poorer people would continue to smoke a clay pipe when the stem broke, as long as there was enough of it left to stick in their gob. But here, there's probably an implication that the farmer could afford to buy a replacement but is too tight-fisted to do so.

Bawn (bán) is a plain or even a small flat piece of land. It's the sort of topographical term that crops up in lots of place names, so it could be just about anywhere in the country.

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