after prep also afther. Cp PRATT ~ to be after doing.
1839 TUCKER 82 'Indade ye wasn't after thinking the Irish cod fools
enough for that, was ye!' 1858 [LOWELL] ii, 211 'It's meself that's afther getting good
rason to wish longer acquainten wid ye,' said [Croonan], in an easy way. 1987 Evening
Telegram 9 May, p. 15 I went up on the deck and I looked. Here I saw this big red
light and it flashing right on the bow of the ship and she loaded. I said, 'We're after
cutting down a boat.' ...Someone said, 'We're after running ashore on Peckford Island.'