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Brewer's: Dust

Money; so called because it is made of gold-dust. It is said that Dean Swift took for the text of a charity sermon, “He who giveth to the poor, lendeth to the Lord.” Having thri…

On the Road

Most people think Henry Ford invented the automobile. But in fact, the modern automobile was invented in Germany by Karl Benz in 1885. The first …

Track & Field

First Olympic Appearance: 1896 by Gerry Brown and Mark Zurlo Did You Know? A sprint, hurdle, long jump or triple jump will not be recognized as a world record if the wind strength behin…

Track & Field

First Olympic Appearance: 1896 by Gerry Brown and Mark Zurlo Did You Know? A sprint, hurdle, long jump or triple jump will not be recognized as a world record if the wind strength behin…

Amy Lowell: The Cross-Roads

The Cross-RoadsA bullet through his heart at dawn. On the table a letter signed with a woman's name. A wind that goes howling round the house, and weeping as in shame. Cold November dawn pe…

Sara Teasdale: Dust

DustWhen I went to look at what had long been hidden, A jewel laid long ago in a secret place, I trembled, for I thought to see its dark deep fire — But only a pinch of dust blew up in my fa…

Brewer's: Kiss the Dust

To die, or to be slain. In Psalm lxxii. 9 it is said, “his enemies shall lick the dust.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Kiss the Hare's FootKiss…