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Brewer's: Thorn in the Flesh

(A). Something to mortify; a skeleton in the cupboard. The allusion is to a custom `common amongst the ancient Pharisees, one class of which used to insert thorns in the borders of their ga…

Brewer's: Thorn

The Conference of Thorn met October, 1645, at Thorn, in Prussia, to remove the difficulties which separate Christians into sects. It was convoked by Ladislas IV. of Poland, but no good resu…

Brewer's: Thorns

Calvin (Admonitio de Reliquiis) gives a long list of places claiming to possess one or more of the thorns which composed the Saviour's crown. To his list may be added Glastonbury Abbey, whe…

Thomas Thorn FLAGLER

FLAGLER, Thomas Thorn, a Representative from New York; born in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, N.Y., October 12, 1811; attended the common schools; learned the printer's trade and became one …

Brewer's: Bed of Thorns

(A ). A situation of great anxiety and apprehension. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Bed-postBed of Roses A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R…

Brewer's: Sit on Thorns

(To) or on Tenterhooks. To be in a state of anxiety, fearful that something will go wrong. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894SitaSit on the Rail A B C D E …

Courtney Thorne-Smith Biography

Courtney Thorne-Smith actressBorn: 11/8/1968Birthplace: San Francisco Thorne-Smith was one of the original members of the Melrose Place cast (1992–97). She left to join an…

Brewer's: Black-thorn Winter

(The ). The cold weather which frequently occurs when the black-thorn is in blossom. (See Borrowed Days.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Black ThursdayBlack…

How Different Plants Grow

Plants grow in different climates. Use this video to compare the growth of the water lily, cactus, orange tree, and morning glory. They are alike and different in many ways.

Walt Whitman: O Magnet-South

O Magnet-SouthO magnet-south! O glistening perfumed South! my South! O quick mettle, rich blood, impulse and love! good and evil! O all dear to me! O dear to me my birth-things—all moving …