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"hard as a donnick"

Posted by Sabrina on June 17, 2006

Hello - I've got Irish, Scottish and English background. My mother used to say a strange phrase that I've been thinking of lately, but can't find what the last word is/means. She used to say that when something was very hard (like a rock), that it was, "hard as a donnick". (donic, daenick?). I'm not even sure how it's spelled. Does anyone know what a donic is??

Can you shed any light on what this is? Thanks, Sabrina