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OEdipus

I am no OEdipus. I cannot guess what you mean. OEdipus guessed the riddle of the Sphinx, and saved Thebes from her ravages. (See Sphinx.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham…

2 Kings

2 Kings Ch. 1: Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death… Ch. 2: And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up… Ch. 3: Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to rei…

1 Kings

1 Kings Ch. 1: Now king David was old and stricken in years… Ch. 2: Now the days of David drew nigh that he should… Ch. 3: And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of&…

King

The Anglo-Saxon cyng, cyning, from cyn a nation or people, and the termination —ing, meaning “of,” as “son of,” “chief of,” etc. In Anglo-Saxon tim…

Kings

Of the 2,550 sovereigns who have hitherto reigned, 300 have been overthrown. 134 have been assassinated. 123 have been taken captive in war. 108 have been executed. 100 have been slain in b…

Rodney King

Rodney Glen King was the black motorist whose beating by white police officers ultimately sparked widespread rioting in Los Angeles in 1992. In the early hours of 3 March 1991, Rodney King was pulled …

King Abdullah

King Abdullah became the king of Saudi Arabia on 1 August 2005, following the death of his half-brother King Fahd. Abdullah, like Fahd, was one of the many sons of Ibn Saud, the founder of modern Sau…

Larry King

Name at birth: Lawrence Harvey ZieglerLarry King was one of the most recognized broadcasters in America from 1985-2010, thanks to Larry King Live, his daily talk show which ran on CNN television for t…