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Brewer's: MacIntyre

(Captain Hector). Brother of Maria MacIntyre, the antiquary's niece, in Sir Walter Scott's Antiquary. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894MacIvorMacGregor A B …

Brewer's: Oldbuck

An antiquary; from the character of Jonathan Oldbuck, a whimsical virtuoso in Sir Walter Scott's Antiquary. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894OldcastleOld Man …

The Devil's Dictionary: K

by Ambrose Bierce JLK K is a consonant that we get from the Greeks, but it can be traced away back beyond them to the Cerathians, a small commercial nation inhabiting the peninsula of Smero. …

Brewer's: Bernardo

in Dibdin's bootlegbooks (a romance), is meant for Joseph Hazlewood, antiquary and critic (1811). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Bernardo del CarpioBernard S…

Brewer's: Bucephalos

[bull-headed ]. A horse. Strictly speaking, the charger of Alexander the Great, bought of a Thessalian for thirteen talents (3,500). “True, true; I forgot your Bucephalos.” &#82…

Brewer's: Cocked-hat Club

(The). A club of the Society of Antiquaries. A cocked hat was always placed before the president when the club met. There was another club so called in which the members, during club sitti…

Brewer's: Davy

I'll take my davy of it. I'll take my “affidavit” it is true. Davy (Snuffy). David Wilson. (See Sir Walter Scott, The Antiquary, chap. iii. and note.) Source: Dictionary …

Brewer's: Dousterswivel

A German swindler, who obtains money under the promise of finding buried wealth by a divining rod. (Scott: Antiquary.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894DoutDo…

Brewer's: Dryasdust

(Rev. Dr.). A heavy, plodding author, very prosy, very dull, and very learned; an antiquary. Sir Walter Scott employs the name to bring out the prefatory matter of some of his novels. &#822…