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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 …

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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,…

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 …

Abram-Man

or Abraham Cove A Tom o' Bedlam; a naked vagabond; a begging impostor. The Abraham Ward, in Bedlam, had for its inmates begging lunatics, who used to array themselves “with party-col…

Man

(Isle of), called by the ancient Britons main-au (little island), Latinised into Menav -ia. Caesar calls it Mona (i.e. Mon-ah), the Scotch pronunciation of Manau. Mona and Pliny's Monabia a…

Manly

in the Plain Dealer, by Wycherly. He is violent and uncouth, but presents an excellent contrast to the hypocritical Olivia (q.v.). Mr. Manly, in The Provoked Husband, by Vanbrugh and Cibbe…