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Green as Grass

Applied to those easily gulled, and quite unacquainted with the ways of the world. “Verdant Greens.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Green Bag In…

Running Water

No enchantment can subsist in a living stream; if, therefore, a person can interpose a brook betwixt himself and the witches, sprites, or goblins chasing him, he is in perfect safety. Burns…

Runs

The tub runs- leaks, or lets out water. In this and all similar phrases the verb run means to “be in a running state.” Thus we have “the ulcer runs,” “the cup …

Still Waters Run Deep

Silent and quiet conspirators or traitors are most dangerous; barking dogs never bite; the fox barks not when he would steal the lamb. Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep: And in …

Water

(See Dancing Water.) The Father of Waters. The Mississippi (Indian, Michc Sepe), the chief river of North America. The Missouri is its child. T…

The Grass Harp

Director:Charles MatthauWriters:Stirling Silliphant and Kirk EllisDirector of Photography:John A. AlonzoEditors:Sidney Levin and Tim O'MearaMusic:Patrick WilliamsProduction Designer:Paul Sylbe…

Günter Grass,

Nobel Prize-winning novelist, artist, and playwright, admitted in August that he joined the Waffen SS, an elite military wing of the Nazis, at age 17. He had previously admitted to having ser…

Anne Bradstreet: Water

WaterScarce Earth had done, but th' angry water moved. Sister (quoth she) it had full well behoved Among your boastings to have praised me Cause of your fruitfulness as you shall see: This you…

Grass

Gone to grass. Dead. The allusion is to the grass which grows over the dead. Also, “Gone to rusticate,” the allusion being to a horse which is sent to grass when unfit for work.…

Running the Hood

It is said that an old lady was passing over Haxey Hill, when the wind blew away her hood. Some boys began tossing it from one to the other, and the old lady so enjoyed the fun that she beq…