Fenian Brotherhood


B’s (Fenian, 1883). Patriotic Brotherhood. In questionable taste. The members of the Patriotic Brotherhood, or Irish Invincibles, thus styled themselves. It may have had some absurd association with the ‘busy bee’

Definition/Entry taken from: Passing English of the Victorian era, a dictionary of heterodox English, slang and phrase, by J. Redding Ware; 1909

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