Tag Archives: Brewer’s dictionary of phrase and fable

  1. Bats, Wirts, and Stout

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    January 9, 2019 by libroshombre

    It’s the same sad story. A certain topic, like literary pseudonyms, intrigues me, and before you know it I’m knee-deep …
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  2. Bond, Bananas, and Humperdink Fangboner

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    March 23, 2018 by libroshombre

      Nineteenth century poet and reformer Helen Hunt Jackson once wrote, “Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each …
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  3. Vulgarity, Punctuation, and Doris Day

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    April 7, 2017 by libroshombre

    Ebenezer Cobham Brewer knew vulgarity when he encountered it, and there’s even a selection of them in the section titled …
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  4. Brand, Fangled, and New

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    January 16, 2017 by libroshombre

    The sun shines constantly on new vistas for those on the lookout, and even heavily-trodden paths.   I’ve lost count of …
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  5. Brewer’s, Jenkin’s Ear, and How Far Athletes Run

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    June 26, 2014 by libroshombre

    Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, that thick collection of concise explanations and curiosities is perfect for lazy, rainy June …
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