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Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
 
Giving the Derivation, Source, or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words That Have a Tale to Tell
 
Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable comprises over 18,000 entries that reveal the etymologies, trace the origins and otherwise catalog “words with a tale to tell.”
 
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CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record
NEW EDITION, REVISED, CORRECTED AND ENLARGED
 
PHILADELPHIA: HENRY ALTEMUS, 1898
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2000
 
 
A to All-hallown Summer
All Hallow’s Day to Assurance
Astag’oras to Az’ymites

B to Bell Savage
Bell-the-Cat to Boat
Boatswain to Bull-ring
Bull’s Eye to Byzan’tines

C to Cau’telous
Cau’ther to Coat
Coat of Arms to Cover
Covers were laid for to Cypriote

D to Dittoes
Divan’ to Dyz’emas Day

E to Extreme Unction
Extremes Meet to Ezzelin

F to Flesh-pots
Fleshed to Futile

G to Goodman’s Croft
Goodman’s Fields to Gytrash

H to Hin’der
Hindustan to Hys’teron Prot’eron

I to Ixi’on

J. (In Punch) to Juveniles

K to Kyrle Society

L to Ligurian Arts
Ligurian Republic to Lyttelton

M to Max O’Rell
Max’imum and Minimum to Morrice
Morris Dance to Mysterious Three

N to Ny’se

O to Oz.

P to Phar’amond
Pha’raoh to Pria’pus
Prick-eared to Py’thon

Q to Quotem

R to Roodselken
Rook to Rython

S to Seven Years’ War
Several to Sop
Soph to Symbolism of Metals and Gems
Syrens of the Ditch to Syrtis

T to Tour
Tour de Force to Tyrtæus

U.S. to Uz’ziel

V to VXL

Wa’bun to Wyo’ming

X to Xu’ry

Y to Y’veto’t

Za’bian to Zulfa’gar

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL APPENDIX

A’Beckett, Arthur W. to Aytoun, William Edmonstoune

Babbago, Charles to Byron, Lord

Cædmon to Cunningham, Peter

Dale, Robert Wm. to Dykes, Principal James Oswald

Eadie, John to Ewing, Juliana Horatia Orr

Fairbairn, Principal Andrew Martin to Fullerton, Lady Georgina

Gairdner, James to Guthrie, Thomas

Haggard, H. Rider to Huxley, Thomas Henry

Ingelow, Jean to Ingoldsby, Thomas.

James I. of England to Jowett, Rev. Benjamin

Kaye, Sir John William to Knox, John

Laing, Samuel to Lytton, Lord

Maartens, Maarten to Myers, Frederic W. H.

Napier, Lieut-General Sir William Francis Patrick to Norton, Thomas

O’Brien, William to Owen, Robert Dale

Pain, Barry Eric Odell to Pye, Henry James

Q.” to Quincey, Thomas de

Radcliffe, Anne to Russell, Sir William Howard

Sackville, Thomas to Symons, Arthur

Talfourd, Sir Thomas Noon to Tytler, Patrick Fraser

Udall, Nicholas to Udall, Nicholas

Vanbrugh, Sir John to Veitch, John

Wace, Rev. Principal Henry to Wyntoun, Andrew

Yeats, William Butler to Young, Edward

Zangwill, I. to Zangwill, I.


 
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