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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…

Brewer's: 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…

Brewer's: 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…

Brewer's: 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…

Brewer's: 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…

Brewer's: 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…

Brewer's: 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…

Brewer's: 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…

The Lion and the Lamb

The Lion and the LambWhen the boys were gone a lull fell upon Plumfield, and the family scattered to various places for brief outings, as August had come and all felt the need of change. The P…