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Brewer's: Moll Flanders

A woman of extra-ordinary beauty, born in the Old Bailey. She was twelve years a courtesan, five times a wife, twelve years a thief, eight years a transport in Virginia; but ultimately grew…

Brewer's: Moll Cutpurse

Mary Frith, a woman of masculine vigour, who not unfrequently assumed man's attire. She was a notorious thief and cutpurse, who once attacked General Fairfax on Hounslow Heath, for which sh…

Brewer's: Flanders

(Moll). The chief character of De Foe's novel of the same name. She runs through the whole career of female profligacy, then turns religious. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Co…

Brewer's: Moll Thomson's Mark

As “Take away this bottle, it has Moll Thomson's mark on it.” Moll Thomson is M. T. (empty). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894MollyMoll Flanders A…

Alvan FLANDERS

FLANDERS, Alvan, a Delegate from the Territory of Washington; born in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, N.H., August 2, 1825; attended the public schools; learned the machinist trade in Boston; move…

Ralph Edward FLANDERS

Senate Years of Service: 1946-1959Party: RepublicanFLANDERS, Ralph Edward, a Senator from Vermont; born in Barnet, Caledonia County, Vt., September 28, 1880; moved with his parents to Pawtucket…

Brewer's: Flanders' Babies

The wooden jointed dolls common in the early part of the nineteenth century, and now almost entirely superseded by “wax dolls.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobh…

Brewer's: Moll

(Kentish). Mary Carlson, commonly known as the German Princess. She was sentenced to transportation, but, being found at large, was hanged at Tyburn in 1672. Source: Dictionary of Phrase …

Brewer's: Flanders' Mare

(The). So Henry VIII. called Anne of Cleves. She died at Chelsea in 1557. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894FlaneurFlanders' Babies A B C D E F G H I J…

Benjamin Franklin FLANDERS

FLANDERS, Benjamin Franklin, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Bristol, Grafton County, N.H., January 26, 1816; attended New Hampton (N.H.) Academy, and was graduated from Dartmouth Coll…