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Au Pied de la Lettre

(French). Literatim et verbatim; according to the strict letter of the text. ldquo;In reading au pied de la lettre the story of his [Buddha's] fatal illness supervened on a meal of dried bo…

Mettre de la Paille dans ses Souliers

or Mettre du Foin dans ses Bottes. To amass money, to grow rich, especially by illicit gains. The reference is to a practice, in the sixteenth century, followed by beggars to extort alms. &…

Fin

The hand. A contraction of finger. Thus we say, “Give us your fin” —i.e. shake hands. The derivation from a fish's fin is good only for a joke. Source: Dictionary of Phr…

Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya is a Mexican-American boxing champion whose good looks and charisma made him one of the few non-heavyweights to become a pop culture celebrity. After years as a successful amateur in …

Oscar De La Renta

Oscar De La Rentafashion designerBorn: 7/22/1932Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic An internationally acclaimed fashion design known for his lines of women's day wear and evening g…

Jean de la Suie

(French). A Savoyard. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Jean de la VigneJean de Lettre 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…

Gilbert DE LA MATYR

DE LA MATYR, Gilbert, a Representative from Indiana; born in Pharsalia, Chenango County, N.Y., July 8, 1825; pursued an academic course; was a graduate of the theological course of the Methodis…

Warren de la Rue

Warren de la Rueastronomer, physicistBorn: 1/15/1815Birthplace: Guernsey, United Kingdom After studying in Paris, he began working in his father's papermaking business, inventing an envelope-f…

James DE LA MONTANYA

DE LA MONTANYA, James, a Representative from New York; born in New York City March 20, 1798; resided in Haverstraw, Rockland County, N.Y.; supervisor of Haverstraw in 1832 and 1833; member of t…

Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La HoyaBorn: Feb. 4, 1973Boxer 1992 Olympic gold medallist (lightweight); has held world titles in 4 weight classes (lightweight, super lightweight, welterweight and jr. middleweight…