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Barmy

 

a valuable shoulder garment decorated with religious drawings. Prince Ivan Kalita of Moscow was the first to have them in Russia (14th century). They were worn by Byzantine emperors and Russian princes (and by tsars from the middle of the 16th to the beginning of the 18th century) during coronations and ceremonial outings.

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Throwing a debutant No 1 into the heat of battle against the Irish in front of 80,000 screaming Croke Park fans would be one of the boldest, or barmiest, decisions any manager could make.
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