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sweepstakes

(Encyclopedia) sweepstakes, contest or race, usually a horse race, on which a lottery is run. Prizes are awarded to the holders of winning tickets. In the case of a horse race, the draw is made from the names...

Brewer's: Sweepstakes

(A). A race in which stakes are made by the owners of horses engaged, to be awarded to the winner or other horse in the race. In all sweepstakes entrance money has to be paid to the race fu…

Brewer's: St. Leger Sweepstakes

The St. Leger race was instituted in 1776, by Colonel St. Leger, of Park Hill, near Doncaster, but was not called the “St. Leger” till two years afterwards, when the Marquis of …

lottery

(Encyclopedia) lottery, scheme for distributing prizes by lot or other method of chance selection to persons who have paid for the opportunity to win. The term is not applicable when lots are drawn without pa...

horse racing

(Encyclopedia) horse racing, trials of speed involving two or more horses. It includes races among harnessed horses with one of two particular gaits, among saddled Thoroughbreds (or, less frequently, quarterh...

Ed McMahon

Ed McMahon played sidekick to Johnny Carson on the late-night hit The Tonight Show for nearly 30 years. Their edition of the show ran from 1962 to 1992, making both men household names; along the way,…

Mail Fraud

More and more consumers are receiving misleading or downright fraudulent mail promotions. These promotions take several forms. Some examples are:sweepstakes that require you to pay an entry f…

Brewer's: St. Leon

became possessed of the elixir of life, and the power of transmuting the baser metals into gold, but these acquisitions only brought him increased misery. (William Goodwin: St Leon.) Sour…

Brewer's: Sweep

To sweep the threshold. To announce to all the world that the woman of the house is paramount. When the procession called “Skimmington” passed any house where the woman was domi…

Brewer's: Sweet

as sugar. (See Similes.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Sweet Singer of IsraelSweepstakes A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W…