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Happy as a Clam at High Tide

The clam is a bivalve mollusc, dug from its bed of sand only at low tide; at high tide it is quite safe from molestation. (See Close As A Clam.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E.…

Alex Lowe

Alex LoweAge: 40 perhaps the greatest American mountaineer in recent years. Lowe climbed the nose of El Capitan in 10 hrs. and made the first solo ascent of the north face of Wyoming's Grand T…

John Milton - Paradise Lost: Book X

Book X Thus they in lowliest plight repentant stood Praying, for from the Mercie-seat above Prevenient Grace descending had remov'd The stonie from thir hearts, and made new flesh Regenerat gr…

John Milton - Paradise Lost: Book IX

Book IX Meanwhile the hainous and despightfull act Of SATAN done in Paradise, and how Hee in the Serpent had perverted EVE, Her Husband shee, to taste the fatall fruit, Was known in Heav'n; fo…

John Milton - Paradise Lost: Book II

Book II High on a Throne of Royal State, which far Outshon the wealth of ORMUS and of IND, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showrs on her Kings BARBARIC Pearl & Gold, Satan exalted…

Sun Wu and his Book

The Text of Sun Tzu Sun Wu and his Book Ssu-ma Ch`ien gives the following biography of Sun Tzu: [1] — Sun Tzu Wu was a native of the Ch`i State. His ART OF WAR b…

Weather: High Points and Low

High Points and LowWeatherGoing in CirclesFeeling the PressureHigh Points and LowWhat Makes the Weather Go 'RoundWhat's in a Name?Scales of Motion Here we are talking about pressure, and the …

Lee Tide

or Leeward Tide, is a tide running in the same direction as the wind blows. A tide in the opposite direction is called a tide under the lee. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cob…

Spring Tide

The tide that springs or leaps or swells up. These full tides occur at the new and full moon, when the attraction of both sun and moon act in a direct line Source: Dictionary of Phrase an…

Lose not a Tide

Waste no time; set off at once on the business. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Lose the DayLose Heart A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S…