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Gods

BRITONS. The gods of the ancient Britons. Taramis (the father of the gods and master of thunder), Teutates (patron of commerce and inventor of letters), Esus (god of war), Belinus (= Apollo…

Arrow

The broad arrow, thus =17=. A mark used by the British Board of Ordnance, and placed on their stores. (See Broad Arrow.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Arow…

The Olympian Gods and Goddesses

In Greek mythology, twelve gods and goddesses ruled the universe from atop Greece's Mount Olympus. These Olympians had come to power after their leader, Zeus, overthrew his father, Kronos, leader of…

God

Gothic, goth (god); German, gott. (See Alla, Adonist, Elohistic, etc.) It was Hiero, Tyrant of Syracuse, who asked Simonides the poet, “What is God?” Simonides asked to have a d…

Bolted Arrow

A blunt arrow for shooting young rooks with a cross-bow; called “bolting rooks.” A gun would not do, and an arrow would mangle the little things too much. Source: Dictionary o…

Jonathan's Arrows

They were shot to give warning, and not to hurt. (1 Sam. xx. 36.) “If the husband would reprove his wife, it should be in such a mood as if he did chide himself; and his words like Jo…

Broad Arrow

on Government stores. It was the cognisance of Henry, Viscount Sydney, Earl of Romney, master-general of the ordnance. (1693-1702.) It seems like a symbol of the Trinity, and Wharton says, …

Devil's Arrows

(Yorkshire). Three remarkable “Druid” stones near Boroughbridge, like Harold's Stones, and probably marking some boundary. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Br…

Straight as an Arrow

(See Similes.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894StrainStradivarius A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Related Content…