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Green Glasses

To look through green glasses. To feel jealous of one; to be envious of another's success. “If we had an average of theatrical talent, we had also our quantum of stage jealousies; for…

Looking-glass

It is unlucky to break a looking-glass. The nature of the ill-luck varies; thus, if a maiden, she will never marry; if a married woman, it betokens a death, etc. This superstition arose fro…

Carter GLASS

Senate Years of Service: 1920-1946Party: DemocratGLASS, Carter, a Representative and a Senator from Virginia; born in Lynchburg, Campbell County, Va., January 4, 1858; attended private and publ…

Look One Way and Row Another

(To). “Olera spectant, lardum tollunt.” To aim apparently at one thing, but really to be seeking something quito different. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham B…

Looking Back

Unlucky. This arose from Lot's wife, who looked back towards Sodom and was turned to a pillar of salt (Genesis xix. 26). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Look…

Glasse

(Mrs. Hannah), a name immortalised by the reputed saying in a cookery book, “First catch your hare,” then cook it according to the directions given. This, like many other smart …

Glass

is from the Celtic glas (bluish-green), the colour produced by the woad employed by the ancient Britons in dyeing their bodies. Pliny calls it glastrum, and Cæsar vitrum. Source: Dic…

What to Look for When Revising

  When editing, make sure to pay careful attention to: Substance | Structure | Interest | Proofreading Substance Substance refers to the conte…