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Isocrates

The French Isocrates. Fléchier, Bishop of Nismes (1632-1710). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894IsoldeIsobars A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O …

Isobars

Lines on a map connecting places which have the same mean barometric pressure. The closer the isobars are the stronger the wind, the farther the lighter. (Greek, baros, weight.) Source: D…

Isolde

(2 syl.). Wife of King Mark, of Cornwall, who had an illicit affection for Sir Tristram, Mark's nephew. Isolde the White, Sir Tristram's wife. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. C…

Eloquent

The old man eloquent. Isocrates, the Greek orator. When he heard that Grecian liberty was extinguished by the battle of Chærone'a, he died of grief. That dishonest victory At Chær…

Old Man Eloquent

Isocrates; so called by Milton. When he heard of the result of the battle of Chaerone'a, which was fatal to Grecian liberty, he died of grief. That dishonest victory At Chaerone's, fatal to…

Zoilos

(Latin, Zoilus). The sword of Zoilos. The pen of a critic. Zoilos was a literary Thersites, shrewd, witty, and spiteful. He was nicknamed Homeromastix (Homer's scourge), because he merciles…

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: I

E. Cobham Brewer, 1894 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 II.H.SI.O.UI.R.BIachimoIagoIantheIapetosIberiaIberia's PilotIbidIbisIblisIbrahamIcarianIcaro…