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Purple

(blue and red) indicates the love of truth even unto martyrdom. (See under Colour , for its symbolisms, etc.) Purple (Promotion to the). Promotion to the rank of cardinal in the Roman C…

Rider

An addition to a manuscript, like a codicil to a will; an additional clause tacked to a bill in parliament; so called because it over-rides the preceding matter when the two come into colli…

Sages

(The Seven). (See Wise Men.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894SagittariusSagan of Jerusalem A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W…

Born in the Purple

(a translation of porphyrogenitus ). The infant of royal parents in opposition to born in the gutter, or child of beggars. This has nothing to do with the purple robes of royalty. It refers…

Purple in Pasadena

It started in September and never really diminished. One upset. Then another. Then another. And another. The national championship in college football may have belonged once again to Nebraska…

Ebenezer SAGE

SAGE, Ebenezer, a Representative from New York; born in Chatham (now Portland), Conn., August 16, 1755; received his early education from a private tutor and was graduated from Yale College in …

Russell SAGE

SAGE, Russell, a Representative from New York; born in Shenandoah, Oneida County, N.Y., August 4, 1816; moved with his parents to Durhamville in 1818; attended the public schools; engaged in me…

Russell Sage

Russell Sagefinancier Born: 8/4/1816Birthplace: Oneida County, N.Y. Having begun his career at age 12 in his brother's employ, he eventually bought the store from his brother; and opened his o…

Samian Sage

(The). Pythagoras born at Samos; sometimes called “the Samian.” (Sixth century B.C.) Tis enough, In this late age, adventurous to have touched Light on the numbers of the Samian…

Aquinian Sage

(The). Juvenal is so called because he was born at Aquinum, a town of the Volscians. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894ArabesqueAquiline A B C D E F G H …