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Start by pressing the button below! Dictionary of Phrase and Fable E. A among the Egyptians is denoted by the hieroglyphic which represents the ibis. Among the Greeks it was the symbol of a bad augury in the sacrifices. A asserts, E denies. Thus, syllogisms in bArbArA contain three universal affirmative propositions. A1 means first—rate — the very best. In Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping, the character of the ship's hull is designated by letters, and that of the anchors, cables, and stores by figures.
A1 means hull first—rate, and also anchors, cables, and stores; A2, hull first—rate, but furniture second—rate. B See Able. Process The of making artificial manure.
An acrostic of Alum, Blood, Clay, the three chief ingredients. Austria Est Imperare Orbi Universo. Alles Erdreich Ist Oesterreich Unterthan. Austria's Empire Is Overall Universal. Aaron An Aaron's serpent. Something so powerful as to swallow up minor powers.
Ab Ab ovo. From the very beginning. Stasinos, in the epic poem called the Little Iliad, does not rush in medias res, but begins with the eggs of Leda, from one of which Helen was born. If Leda had not laid this egg, Helen would never have been born. If Helen had not been born, Paris could not have eloped with her. If Paris had not eloped with Helen, there would have been no Trojan War, etc. Ab ovo usque ad mala. From the first dish to the last.
A Roman coena dinner consisted of three parts. Aback I was taken aback — I was greatly astonished — taken by surprise — startled. It is a sea term. Abacus A small frame with wires stretched across it. Each wire contains ten movable balls, which can be shifted backwards or forwards, so as to vary ad libitum the number in two or more blocks.
It is used to teach children addition and subtraction. The ancient Greeks and Romans employed it for calculations, and so do the Chinese. The word is derived from the Phoen. In Turkish schools this method is still used for teaching writing. The multiplication table invented by Pythagoras is called Abacus Pythagoricus. Latin, abacus Abaddon The angel of the bottomless pit Rev.
Abambou The evil spirit of the Camma tribes in Africa. A fire is kept always burning in his house. He is supposed to have the power of causing sickness and death. Abandon means put at anyone's orders; hence, to give up.
Abaris, the Scythian, was a priest of Apollo; and the god gave him a golden arrow on which to ride through the air. This dart rendered him invisible; it also cured diseases, and gave oracles. Abaris gave it to Pythagoras. Abate 2 syl. French, abattre, whence a battue, i. Abate, in horsemanship, is to perform well the downward motion. A horse is said to abate when, working upon curvets, he puts or beats down both his hind legs to the ground at once, and keeps exact time.
Abatement in heraldry, is a mark of dishonour annexed to coat armour, whereby the honour of it is abated. Abaton As inacessible as Abaton. Artemisia, to commemorate her conquest of Rhodes, erected two statues in the island, one representing herself, and the other emblematical of Rhodes.
When the Rhodians recovered their liberty they looked upon this monument as a kind of palladium, and to prevent its destruction surrounded it with a fortified enclosure which they called Abaton, or the inaccessible place. Lucan speaks of an island difficult of access in the fens of Memphis, called Abaton.
Abbassides 3 syl. A dynasty of caliphs who reigned from —— The name is derived from Abbas, uncle of Mahomet. The most celebrated of them was Haroun—al—Raschid born , reigned —— Abbey Laird An. An insolvent debtor sheltered by the precincts of Holyrood Abbey.
Abbey—lubber An. An idle, well—fed dependent or loafer. Abbot of Misrule or Lord of Misrule. A person who used to superintend the Christmas diversions.
Sir Walter devised the name from a fancy he loved to indulge in, that the abbots of Melrose Abbey, in ancient times, passed over the fords of the Tweed. Abdael 2 syl. George Monk, third Duke of Albemarle. Tate's blunder for Abdiel q.
Abdallah the father of Mahomet, was so beautiful, that when he married Amina, virgins broke their hearts from disappointed love. Abdallah Brother and predecessor of Giaffir, pacha of Abydos.
He was murdered by Giaffir 2 syl. Abdals Persian fanatics, who think it a merit to kill anyone of a different religion; and if slain in the attempt, are accounted martyrs. Abdera A maritime town of Thrace, said in fable to have been founded by Abdera, sister of Diomede. It was so overrun with rats that it was abandoned, and the Abderitans migrated to Macedonia.
Abderitan Laughter Scoffing laughter, incessant laughter. So called from Abdera, the birthplace of Democritos, the laughing philosopher. Abderite 3 syl. A scoffer, so called from Democritos. Abderus One of Herakles's friends, devoured by the horses of Diomede.
Diomede gave him his horses to hold, and they devoured him. Abdiel The faithful seraph who withstood Satan when he urged the angels to revolt. See Paradise Lost, Bk.
Abecedarian One who teaches or is learning his A B C. Abecedarian hymns. Hymns which began with the letter A, and each verse or clause following took up the letters of the alphabet in regular succession. See Acrostic. Abel and Cain The Mahometan tradition of the death of Abel is this: Cain was born with a twin sister who was named Aclima, and Abel with a twin sister named Jumella. Adam wished Cain to marry Abel's twin sister, and Abel to marry Cain's.
Cain would not consent to this arrangement, and Adam proposed to refer the question to God by means of a sacrifice. God rejected Cain's sacrifice to signify his disapproval of his marriage with Aclima, his twin sister, and Cain slew his brother in a fit of jealousy.
Abel Keene A village schoolmaster, afterwards a merchant's clerk. He was led astray, lost his place, and hanged himself. Abelians, or Abelonians. A Christian sect of the fourth century, chiefly found in Hippo N. They married, but lived in continence, as they affirm Abel did.
The sect was maintained by adopting the children of others. No children of Abel being mentioned in Scripture, the Abelites assume that he had none. Abessa The impersonation of Abbeys and Convents, represented by Spenser as a damsel. When Una asked if she had seen the Red Cross Knight, Abessa, frightened at the lion, ran to the cottage of blind Superstition, and shut the door.
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Originally published in by the Reverend E. Cobham Brewer, it was aimed at the growing number of people who did not have a university education, but wanted to understand the origins of phrases and historical or literary allusions. The 'phrase' part of the title refers mainly to the explanation of various idioms and proverbs, while the 'fable' part might more accurately be labelled 'folklore' and ranges from classical mythology to relatively recent literature. On top of this, Brewer added notes on important historical figures and events, and other things which he thought would be of interest, such as Roman numerals. This work was published before January 1, , and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least years ago. This work is incomplete.
BREWER'S DICTIONARY OF PHRASE & FABLE. Publisher: HARPER & BROTHERS. Collection: universallibrary. Contributor: Universal Digital.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Much loved for its wit and wisdom since , Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend. Nowhere else could the histories of the guillotine and Guinness stout sit so comfortably alongside the KGB and the Keystone Kops. Brewer's is a catalogue of curiosities and absurdities that, over almost years in print, has acquired near-mythical status. Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition includes a brand new Collection of Curious Words and many new and updated entries.
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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable , sometimes referred to simply as Brewer's , is a reference work containing definitions and explanations of many famous phrases , allusions , and figures, whether historical or mythical. The "Revised and Updated Edition" from the s is now in the public domain , and Web-based versions are available online. The most recent version is the 20th edition, published in November by Chambers Harrap Publishers. Originally published in by the Reverend E. Cobham Brewer , it was aimed at the growing number of people who did not have a university education, but wanted to understand the origins of phrases and historical or literary allusions. The 'phrase' part of the title refers mainly to the explanation of various idioms and proverbs, while the "fable" part might more accurately be labelled " folklore " and ranges from classical mythology to relatively recent literature.
It is, in fact, unlike any other reference book that exists, anywhere. Whether you are a committed Brewerphile or a newcomer to its pages of fascinating entries, this edition will draw you in and keep you glued to its rich mix of eccentric nuggets. Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase.
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