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Lace curtains

Posted by R. Berg on June 15, 2001

In Reply to: Lace curtains posted by John on June 15, 2001

: Cobwebs on the window. (I've heard it only used [by Mother of course] referring to people as 'lace curtain Irish.')

Speaking of lace-curtain Irish, I once saw that term explained as "people who have fruit in the house even when no one is sick."