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Brewer's: Folk

Latin, vulg' (the common people); German, volk; Dutch, volch; Saxon, folc; Danish, folk. Folk and vulgar are variants of the same word. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham B…

Brewer's: Skin

To sell the skin before you have caught the bear. To count of your chickens before they are hatched. In the South Sea mania (1720), dealing in bear-skins was a great stock-jobbing item, and…

Brewer's: Folk Fairies

lso called “people,” “neighbours,” “wights.” The Germans have their kleine volk (little folk), the Swiss their hill people and earth people. The little f…

Brewer's: Good Folk

(Scotch guid folk) are like the Shetland land-Trows, who inhabit the interior of green hills. (See Trows.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Good Form, Bad For…

Brewer's: Berg Folk

Pagan spirits doomed to live on the Scandinavian hills till the day of redemption. (Scandinavian mythology.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894BergæanBere…

Skin layers

The Question: What are the names of all the layers of skin and what are some of their properties? The Answer: Your skin has three main l…

Brewer's: Skin a Flint

To be very exacting in making a bargain. The French say, “Tondre sur un oeuf. ” The Latin, lana caprina (goat's wool), means something as worthless as the skin of a flint or fle…

Brewer's: Dane's Skin

(A). A freckled skin. Red hair and a freckled skin are the traditional characteristics of Danish blood. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894DangleDandyism A B …

Under the Skin

Director/Writer:Carine AdlerDirector of Photography:Barry AckroydEditor:Ewa J. LindMusic:Ilona SekaczProduction Designer:John Paul KellyProducer:Kate OgbornArrow Entertainment; R; 81 minutesRe…

Brewer's: Folk-lore

Whatever pertains to a knowledge of the antiquities, superstitions, mythology, legends, customs, traditions, and proverbs of a people. A “folklorist” is one who is more or less …