Riders to the Sea Glossary

Riders to the Sea Glossary

poteen

alcohol made illicitly, typically from potatoes.

perished

die, especially in a violent or sudden way

turf

grassland

sorrow

a feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune

tacking

fasten or fix in place

destitute

extremely poor and lacking the means to provide for oneself.

lament

a passionate expression of grief or sorrow.

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