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Twist

(Oliver). A boy born in a workhouse, starved and ill-treated; but always gentle, amiable, and pureminded. Dickens's novel so called. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brew…

Olive

(2 syl.). Sacred to Pallas Athene. (See Olive-Tree.) EMBLEM of (1) Chastity. In Greece the newly-married bride wore an olive-garland; with us the orange-blossom is more usual. (2) Fecundity…

Oliver

Son and heir of Sir Rowland de Boys, who hated his youngest brother Orlando, and persuaded him to try a wrestling match with a professed wrestler, hoping thus to kill his brother; but when …

Twisting the Lion's Tail

Seeing how far the “Britishers” will bear provocation. “To give the lion's tail another twist” is to tax the British forbearance a little further. No doubt the kingd…

Weather: Doing the Twist

Doing the TwistWeatherThere's No Place Like HomeThunderstormsDoing the TwistThe ChaseStaying Safe in a Storm Thunderstorms have a way of going to extremes. If the atmosphere is very unstable …

Olive Oyl

Animator Max Fleischer brought Olive Oyl to the big screen in 1933, when he developed a cartoon from E.C. Slegar's popular comic strip Popeye, The Sailor Man. Olive is Popeye's love interest, a tooth…

John Oliver

John Oliver is the British political comedian who began hosting the American TV show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in 2014. John Oliver was born in Birmingham and attended Cambridge University, …

Bernard Oliver

Bernard OliverBorn: 1916 Pulse Code Modulation. Oliver and Shannon developed the first high-speed digital transmission system based on coded electronic pulses, making digital telephone systems…

Susan Oliver

Name at birth: Charlotte GurckeSusan Oliver played Vina, the damaged space ingenue in the two-part episode "The Menagerie" from the 1960s TV series Star Trek. (Her fantasy sequence as a green-skinned…

Mary Oliver

Poet Mary Oliver is a National Book Award winner and the Pulitzer Prize winning author of 1984's American Primitive. Although Mary Oliver was raised in Ohio, much of her poetry is focused on the land…