Home

Cite

Search

Search results

4205 results found

Brewer's: Beggar's Daughter

Bessee, the beggar's daughter of Bednall Green. Bessee was very beautiful, and was courted by four suitors at once- a knight, a gentleman of fortune, a London merchant, and the son of the i…

Brewer's: Fortune

Fortune favours the brave. (“Fortes fortuna adjuvat.”) (Terence: Phormio, i. 4.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894FortunioFortunatus A B C D E …

Brewer's: Daughter

Greek, thugater, contracted into thugter; Dutch, dogter; German, tochter; Persian, dochtar; Sanskrit, duhiter; Saxon, dohter; etc. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer…

Cookie's Fortune

Director: Robert AltmanWriter: Anne RappOctober Films; PG-13; 118 minutesRelease:4/99Cast: Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Chris O'Donnell, Charles S. Dutton Robert Altman'…

Brewer's: Wheel of Fortune

(The). Fortuna, the goddess, is represented on ancient monuments with a wheel in her hand, emblematical of her inconstancy. Though F…

Brewer's: Soldiers of Fortune

Chevaliers de l'industrie; men who live by their wits. Referring to those men in mediæval times who let themselves for hire into any army. “His father was a soldier of fortune, a…

Brewer's: Fortunate Islands

Now called the Canaries. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894FortunatusFortiter in Re 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…

The General's Daughter

Director: Simon WestWriters: Christopher Bertolini and William GoldmanParamount; R; 118 minutesRelease: 6/99Cast: John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell Let's start with the title: Th…

Brewer's: Daughter of Peneus

(The). The bay-tree is so called because it grows in greatest perfection on the banks of the river Peneus (3 syl.). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Daughter …

Zeus's Daughter

The Question: I've been trying to remember something about Greek mythology. Wasn't there a child of Zeus that grew from his head? If so, which child? …