Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Golden.

 Gold Purse of Spain.Golden Age. 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Golden.
 
The Golden (“Aura’tus”). So Jeau Dorat, one of the Pleiad poets of France, was called by a pun on his name. This pun may perhaps pass muster; not so the preposterous title given to him of “The French Pindar.” (1507–1588.)   1
   Golden-tongued (Greek, Chrysol’ogos). So St. Peter, Bishop of Ravenna, was called. (433–450.)   2
   The golden section of a line. Its division into two such parts that the rectangle contained by the smaller segment and the whole line equals the square on the larger segment. (Euclid, ii. 11.)   3
 


 Gold Purse of Spain.Golden Age. 

 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors