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Brewer's: Daughter

Greek, thugater, contracted into thugter; Dutch, dogter; German, tochter; Persian, dochtar; Sanskrit, duhiter; Saxon, dohter; etc. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer…

The General's Daughter

Director: Simon WestWriters: Christopher Bertolini and William GoldmanParamount; R; 118 minutesRelease: 6/99Cast: John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell Let's start with the title: Th…

Brewer's: Daughter of Peneus

(The). The bay-tree is so called because it grows in greatest perfection on the banks of the river Peneus (3 syl.). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Daughter …

Zeus's Daughter

The Question: I've been trying to remember something about Greek mythology. Wasn't there a child of Zeus that grew from his head? If so, which child? …

Brewer's: Daughter of the Horseleech

One very exigeant; one for ever sponging on another. (Prov. xxx. 15.) “Such and many such like were the morning attendants of the Duke of Buckingham—all genuine descendants of t…

Brewer's: Beggar's Daughter

Bessee, the beggar's daughter of Bednall Green. Bessee was very beautiful, and was courted by four suitors at once- a knight, a gentleman of fortune, a London merchant, and the son of the i…

Brewer's: Pharaoh's Daughter

who brought up Moses, Bathia. “Bathia, the daughter of Pharaoh, came, attended by her maidens, and entering the water she chanced to see the box of bulrushes, and, pitying the infant,…

Brewer's: Scavenger's Daughter

An instrument of torture invented by Sir William Skevington, lieutenant of the Tower in the reign of Henry VIII. As Skevington was the father of the instrument, the instrument was his daugh…

Brewer's: Skevington's Daughter

corrupted into Scavenger's Daughter, was an instrument of torture invented by Skevington, lieutenant of the Tower under Henry VIII. It consisted of a broad hoop of iron in two parts, fasten…

Brewer's: Locksmith's Daughter

A key. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Loco ParentisLocksley Hall A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Related Content…