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A Millennium Miscellany

by Borgna Brunner The Just-in-Time-for-the-Millennium Department In Dec. 1999, Pope John Paul II publicly apologized for the Catholic Church's execution of Czech reform leader Jan Hus, who was bur…

The Devil's Dictionary: Millennium

by Ambrose Bierce METROPOLISMINDMILLENNIUM -n. The period of a thousand years when the lid is to be screwed down, with all reformers on the under side.

Brewer's: Millennium

means simply a thousand years. (Latin, mille annus.) In Rev. xx. 2 it is said that an angel bound Satan a thousand years, and in verse 4 we are told of certain martyrs who will come to life…

Part Six in a Six-Part Series

Mirror Image by Alicia Potter Source: Arttoday.com "I think a guy has just as much pressure to look good as a woman. I work out a lot. If I spend two hours at the gym, I expect him to as we…

Brewer's: Six Members

The six members that Charles I went into the House of Commons to arrest were Lord Kimbolton, Pym, Hollis, Hampden, Sir Arthur Haselrig, and Stroud. Being warned in time, they made good thei…

Brewer's: Six Articles

(33 Henry VIII.) enjoins the belief in (1) the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist; (2) the sufficiency of communion in one kind; (3) the celibacy of the priests, (4) the obligation of…

Brewer's: Six Nations

(The). The Iroquois confederacy since the Tuscaroras was added. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Six PointsSix Months' War A B C D E F G H I J K L …

Brewer's: Six Points

(See People's Charter.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Six-Principle BaptistsSix Nations A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W …

Brewer's: Six

Six thrice or three dice. Everything or nothing. “Caesar aut nullus. ” The Greeks and Romans used to play with three dice. The highest throw was three sixes, and the lowest thre…

Brewer's: Sixes and Sevens

(All). Illassorted; not matched, higgledy-piggledy. To be at sixes and sevens. Spoken of things, it means in confusion; spoken of persons, it means in disagreement or hostility “Six,…