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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…

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…

Brewer's: Road

Gentlemen of the road or Knights of the road. Highwaymen. In the latter a double pun is implied. A first-class highwayman, like Robin Hood, is a “Colossus of Roads.” King of Ro…

Brewer's: Roads

All roads lead to Rome. All efforts of thought converge in a common centre. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894RoanRoad-agent A B C D E F G H I J K L …

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 …

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…

Brewer's: Lick the Dust

(To). To fall in battle. “His enemies shall lick the dust.” —Psalm lxxii.9. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Licks the ButterLick into Shape…