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Jehovah's Witnesses

The Question: Who was the man who founded the Jehovah's Witnesses religion? The Answer: Charles Taze Russell and his associates founded …

Ridgely Torrence: Eye-Witness

Eye-WitnessRidgely TorrenceDown by the railroad in a green valley By dancing water, there he stayed awhile Singing, and three men with him, listeners, All tramps, all homeless reapers of the w…

Jehovah's Witnesses

This sect grew out of the International Bible Students Association, founded in 1872 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by Charles Taze Russell (1852–1916). After intensive study of the Bible,…

The Boston Marathon Tragedy

Three people were killed and hundreds injured after multiple bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon. Boston Marathon Shrine, April 20, 2013 Photo credit: Natalie Baumgardner …

Brewer's: Man of Straw

(A). A person without capital. It used to be customary for a number of worthless fellows to loiter about our law-courts to become false witness or surety for anyone who would buy their serv…

Brewer's: Wit

To wit, viz. that is to say. A translation of the French savoir. Wit is the Anglo-Saxon witan (to know). I divide my property into four parts, t…

The Devil's Dictionary: Wit

by Ambrose Bierce WINEWITCHWIT -n. The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.

Brewer's: Five Wits

(1) Common sense, (2) imagination, (3) fantasy, (4) estimation, and (5) memory. Common sense is the outcome of the five senses; imagination is the “wit” of the mind; fantasy is …

Brewer's: Wits

Five wits. (See under Five.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894WitchWit A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S …

Brewer's: Great Wits Jump

Think alike; tally. Thus Shakespeare says, “It jumps with my humour.” (1 Henry IV., iv. 2.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Great Wits to Madness …