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Brewer's: Die

The die is cast. The step is taken, and I cannot draw back. So said Julius Caesar when he crossed the Rubicon. I have set my life upon the cast, And I will stand the hazard of the die. Shak…

Martin DIES

DIES, Martin, (father of Martin Dies, Jr.), a Representative from Texas; born in Jackson Parish, La., March 13, 1870; moved with his parents to Freestone County, Tex., in 1876; attended the com…

Brewer's: Dies Iræ

A famous madiæval hymn on the last judgment, probably the composition of Thomas of Celano, a native of Abruzzi, who died in 1255. Sir Walter Scott has introduced the former part of it …

Brewer's: Dying Sayings

(real or traditional): ADAMS (President): “Independence for ever.” ADAMS (John Q. ): “It is the last of earth. I am content.” ADDISON: “See how a Christian die…

Brewer's: Dies Non

A non-business day. A law phrase, meaning a day when the courts do not sit, as on Sundays; the Purification, in Hilary term; the Ascension, in Easter term; St. John the Baptist, in Trinity …

Brewer's: Dies Alliensis

(See Alliensis.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Dies IræDiego 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 Related Conte…

Brewer's: Dies Sanguinis

The 24th March, called Bellona's Day, when the Roman votaries of the war-goddess cut themselves and drank the sacrificial blood to propitiate the deity. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and F…

Brewer's: Sine Die

(Latin). No time being fixed; indefinitely in regard to time. When a proposal is deferred sine die, it is deferred without fixing a day for its reconsideration, which is virtually “fo…

Brewer's: Die-hards

The 57th Foot. Their colonel (Inglis) in the battle of Albuera (1811), addressing his men, said, “Die hard, my lads; die hard!” And they did die hard, for their banner was pierc…

Tomorrow Never Dies

Director: Roger SpottiswoodeWriter: Bruce FeirsteinDirector of Photography:Robert ElswitEditors:Dominique Fortin and Michel ArcandMusic:David ArnoldProduction Designer:Allan CameronProducers:M…