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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler's 12 years as ruler of Germany, which led to the deaths of millions in World War II, have made him one of history's most hated villains. A decorated veteran of World War I, Adolf Hitler …

Gennifer Flowers

“I met Bill Clinton in 1977 while I was working as a news reporter for KARK-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas. Shortly after we met, we began a sexual relationship that lasted for twelve years.” So began a …

Smallest flower

The Question: What's the world's smallest flower? The Answer: The smallest known flowering plants are in the genus Wolffia, which float …

Flower Sermon

A sermon preached on Whit Monday in St. Catherine Cree, when all the congregation wear flowers. Flower sermons are now (1894) preached very generally once a year, especially in country chur…

Flowers at Funerals

The Greeks crowned the dead body with flowers, and placed flowers on the tomb also. The Romans decked the funeral couch with leaves and flowers, and spread flowers, wreaths, and fillets on …

Flower of Chivalry

A name given to several cavaliers: e.g. William Douglas, Lord of Liddesdale, in the fourteenth century. Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586). Chevalier de Bayard (le chevalier sans peur et sans r…

Flower of Kings

Arthur is so called by John of Exeter. (Sixth century.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Flower of ParadiseFlower of Chivalry A B C D E F G H I J K …

Flower of the Levant

Zante, noted for its beauty and fertility. “Zanté! Zanté, flos di Levanti.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Flowers and TreesFlower of P…

Flower of Paradise

The Ipomoea or Camalata, called by Sir W. Jones “Love's creeper.” It symbolises that mythological plant which fulfils all desire. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Co…

Flowered Robes

In ancient Greece to say “a woman wore flowered robes” was to imply that she was a fille publique. Solon made it a law that virtuous women should appear in simple and modest app…