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Thread #59418 Message #3528000
Posted By: Amos
19-Jun-13 - 01:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Rapparee is actualy from the Irish ropairí, plural of ropaire, meaning half-pike or pike-wielding person). They were Irish guerrilla fighters who operated on the Jacobite side during the 1690s Williamite war in Ireland. Subsequently the name was also given to bandits and highwaymen in Ireland - many former guerrillas having turned to crime after the war ended. They share similarities with the hajduks of Eastern Europe.
Beyond the Cascade is starting to sell a few copies. An exciting time for a virgin author. So to speak, you understand. Sheesh.