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Brewer's: Bluebeard

A bogey, a merciless tyrant, in Charles Perrault's Contes du Temps. The tale of Bluebeard (Chevalier Raoul) is known to every child, but many have speculated on the original of this despot.…

Brewer's: Bluebeard's Key

When the blood stain of this key was rubbed out on one side, it appeared on the opposite side; so prodigality being overcome will appear in the form of meanness; and friends, over-fond, wil…

Brewer's: Blue Billy

(A). A blue neckcloth with white spots, worn by William Mace. More likely the allusion is to the bill or nose. (See Billy .) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894…

Robert Graves: Babylon

BabylonThe child alone a poet is: Spring and Fairyland are his. Truth and Reason show but dim, And all's poetry with him. Rhyme and music flow in plenty For the lad of one-and-twenty, But Spri…

Brewer's: Blue Beans

Bullets. Lead is blue. “Many a valiant Gaul had no breakfast that morning but what the Germans call `blue beans,' i.e. bullets.” —W. Maccall: My School Days, 1885. Three …

Brewer's: Anne

Sister Anne. Sister of Fatima, the seventh and last of Bluebeard's wives. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Anne's FanAnnates A B C D E F G H I J K L…

Brewer's: Fatima

The last of Bluebeard's wives, who was saved from death by the timely arrival of her brother with a party of friends. Mahomet's favourite daughter was called Fatima. Source: Dictionary of…

Nancy Drew: The Complete Series

Seventy years of mysteries for the girl detective by Holly Hartman The Secret of the Old Clock (1930) The Hidden Staircase (1930) The Bungalow Mystery (1930) The Mystery at Lilac Inn (…

1998 Grammy Awards

The 41st Annual Grammy Awards were presented at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on February 24, 1999.Record:“My Heart Will Go On,” Celine Dion Album:The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill…