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Absent

Ab′sent “Out of mind as soon as out of sight.” Generally misquoted “Out of sight, out of mind.” —Lord Brooke. The absent are always wrong.The translatio…

The Absent Man

The character of Bruyère's Absent Man, translated in the Spectator and exhibited on the stage, is a caricature of Comte de Brancas. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham B…

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…

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 Emerald City

The Question: Which U.S. city is called "The Emerald City?" The Answer: The City of Seattle lies in western Washington between two bodies …

The Twin Cities

The Question: Why are St. Paul and Minneapolis called "Twin Cities"? The Answer: According to the Minnesota Historical Society, the nickname "Tw…

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 …

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…

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…