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The Castle

Director:Rob SitchWriters:Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Rob SitchMiramax; R; 85 minutesRelease:5/99Cast:Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry Living adjacent to an internatio…

Brewer's: Rack-rent

The actual value or rent of a tenement, and not that modified form on which the rates and taxes are usually levied. (Saxon, raecan, to stretch; Dutch, racken.) “A rent which is equiva…

The Last Castle

Director:Rod LurieWriters:David Scarpa and Graham YostDreamWorks; R; 120 minutesRelease:10/01Cast:Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo What would happen if people who spent time behi…

Castles in the Air

Castles in the AirLaurie lay luxuriously swinging to and fro in his hammock one warm September afternoon, wondering what his neighbors were about, but too lazy to go and find out. He was in o…

Brewer's: Castle of Indolence

In the land of Drowsiness, where every sense is steeped in enervating delights. The owner of the castle was an enchanter, who deprived all who entered his domains of their energy and free-w…

Brewer's: Saxon Castles

Alnwick Castle, given to Ivo de Vesey by the Conqueror. Bamborough Castle (Northumberland), the palace of the kings of Northumberland, and built by King Ida, who began to reign 559; now con…

Michael Newbold CASTLE

CASTLE, Michael Newbold, a Representative from Delaware; born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., July 2, 1939; graduate of Tower Hill School, Wilmington, Del., 1957; B.S., Hamilton College…

Brewer's: Castle in the Air

A splendid edifice, but one which has no existence. In fairy tales we often have these castles built at a word, and vanishing as soon, like that built for Aladdin by the Genius of the Lamp.…

Brewer's: Castle of Bungay

(My). Were I in my Castle of Bungay Vpon the riuer of Waueney, I would ne care for the King of Cockney. Attributed to Lord Bigod of Bungay. The lines are in Camden's Britannia (edit. 1607)…

Brewer's: Castle Builder

(A). One who entertains sanguine hopes. One who builds air-castles which have no existence except in a dreamy imagination. (See below.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham B…