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Brewer's: Cities

Cities of Refuge. Moses, at the command of God, set apart three cities on the east of Jordan, and Joshua added three others on the west, whither any person might flee for refuge who had kil…

Brewer's: City

(A), strictly speaking is a large town with a corporation and cathedral; but any large town is so called in ordinary speech. In the Bible it means a town having walls and gates. “The …

The Ventriloquist's Tale

Author:Pauline MelvillePublisher:Bloomsbury Publishingn Rare is the voice that can conjure forth an entire world. With the title metaphor of ventriloquism guiding this exquisite exploration in…

A Mongolian Tale

Director: Xie FeiWriter: Zhang ChengzhiDirector of Photography:Fu JingshengEditors:Xie Fei and Zhao XiuqinMusic:Mr. TenggerProducers:Ma Fung-kwok and Wellington FungNew Yorker Films; NR; 104 m…

Brewer's: City of Destruction

(The). This world, or rather, the world of the unconverted. Bunyan makes Christian flee from the “City of Destruction” and journey to the “Celestial City,” by which …

Brewer's: City of Palaces

(The). Agrippa, in the reign of Augustus, converted Rome from “a city of brick huts to one of marble palaces.” (Cf. Suetonius.) Calcutta is called the “City of Palaces.&#8…

Brewer's: City of Refuge

(The). Medina, in Arabia, where Mahomet took refuge when driven by conspirators from Mecca. He entered the city, not as a fugitive, but in triumph, A.D. 622. (See under Cities Of Refuge , p…

Brewer's: City of Bells

(The). Strasburg. “He was a Strasburgher, and in that city of bells had been a medical practitioner.” —Mayne Reid: The Scalp Hunters, chap. xxv. Source: Dictionary of Ph…

Brewer's: City College

(The). Newgate. The wit is now a thing of the past. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894City of BellsCity A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S …

Brewer's: City of David

(The). Jerusalem. So called in compliment to King David. (2 Sam. v. 7, 9.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894City of DestructionCity of Bells A B C D E F …