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Thread #94702   Message #1834799
Posted By: GUEST,CS sans cookie
14-Sep-06 - 07:47 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: After Aughrim's Great Disaster
Subject: RE: After Aughrim's Great Disaster
I think that you will find that the line should read "And drove a creagh before them....

A creagh was a human shield of captured livestock, women and children which was occasionally used by ill mannered and bad tempered revolting natives in the bad old days.   It was placed in front of an advancing army to discourage attack