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Lamb

In Christian art, an emblem of the Redeemer, called the “Lamb of God.” It is also the attribute of St. Agnes, St. Geneviève, St. Catherine, and St. Regina. John the Baptist…

John LAMB

LAMB, John, a Representative from Virginia; born in Sussex County, Va., June 12, 1840; attended a private school; during the Civil War enlisted in the Confederate Army in Company D, Third Virgi…

Kirke's Lambs

The Queen's Royal West Surrey. Called “Kirke” from Piercy Kirke, their colonel, 1682-1691; and “Lambs” from their badge, the Paschal Lamb the crest of the house of B…

Nottingham Lambs

The roughs of Nottingham. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Nourmahal'Nottingham 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 Re…

Lamb's Wool

A beverage consisting of the juice of apples roasted over spiced ale. A great day for this drink was the feast of the apple-gathering, called in Irish la mas ubhal, pronounced “lammas…

Lamb's Conduit Street

(London). Stow says, “One William Lamb, citizen and clothworker, born at Sutton Valence, Kent, did found near unto Oldbourne a faire conduit and standard; from this conduit, water cle…

Ewe-lamb

(A). A single possession greatly prized. (2 Sam. xii. 1-14.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Ex CathedraEvolution A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O…

Lamb-pie

A flogging. Lamb is a pun on the Latin verb lambo (to lick), and the word “lick” has been perverted to mean flog (see Lick); or it may be the old Norse lam (the hand), meaning h…

Charles I

When Bernini's bust of Charles I. was brought home, the King was sitting in the garden of Chelsea Palace. He ordered the bust to be uncovered, and at the moment a hawk with a bird in its be…