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Brewer's: Darbies

(2 syl.). Handcuffs. This is derived from “Darby and Joan,” because originally two prisoners were linked together as Darby and Joan. “Hark ye! Jem Clink will fetch you the…

Brewer's: Darby and Joan

A loving, old-fashioned, virtuous couple. The names belong to a ballad written by Henry Woodfall, and the characters are those of John Darby, of Bartholomew Close, who died 1730, and his wi…

Robinson, Edwin Arlington

Robinson, Edwin Arlington[1869-1935](3)Born at Head Tide, Maine, Dec. 22, 1869. Educated at Harvard University. Mr. Robinson is a psychological poet of great subtlety; his poems are usually s…

Mary Oliver

Poet Mary Oliver is a National Book Award winner and the Pulitzer Prize winning author of 1984's American Primitive. Although Mary Oliver was raised in Ohio, much of her poetry is focused on the land…

Curious Collections

America's weird museums by Laura Hayes Arts & Entertainment | American History Gruesome | Medical Marvels | Curious Collections | Really Weird Science Curious Collections The Museum …

Curious Collections

America's weird museums by Laura Hayes Arts & Entertainment | American History Gruesome | Medical Marvels | Curious Collections | Really Weird Science Curious Collecti…

Recommended Online Poetry Collections

Poetry resources and poetry in the public domain compiled by David Johnson Follow, poet, follow right To the bottom of the night, With your unconstraining voice Still persuade us t…

Ezra DARBY

DARBY, Ezra, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Scotch Plains, N.J., June 7, 1768; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; held offices as chosen freeholder, asses…

Harry DARBY

Senate Years of Service: 1949-1950Party: RepublicanDARBY, Harry, a Senator from Kansas; born in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kans., January 23, 1895; attended the public schools; graduated fr…

Brewer's: Boisserean Collection

A collection at Stuttgart of the early specimens of German art, made by the three brothers Boisseree. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894BolayBoiley A B C D …