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Brewer's: Court Circular

Brief paragraphs supplied to certain daily papers by an officer (the Court Newsman) specially appointed for the purpose. He announces the movements of the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, an…

The Devil's Dictionary: Ruin

by Ambrose Bierce RUBBISHRUMRUIN -v To destroy. Specifically, to destroy a maid's belief in the virtue of maids.

Brewer's: Blue Ruin

Gin. Called blue from its tint, and ruin from its effects. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Blue SquadronBlue Ribbon A B C D E F G H I J K L M N …

Brewer's: Rack and Ruin

Utter destitution. Here “rack” is a variety of wrack and wreck. “The worst of all University snobs are those unfortunates who go to rack and ruin from their desire to ape …

Sara Teasedale: Ruins of Paestum

Ruins of PaestumOn lowlands where the temples lie The marsh-grass mingles with the flowers, Only the little songs of birds Link the unbroken hours.So in the end, above my heart Once l…

Poems and Songs of Robert Burns: To Ruin

by Robert Burns To A Mountain Daisy,The LamentTo Ruin All hail! inexorable lord! At whose destruction-breathing word, The mightiest empires fall! Thy cruel, woe-delight…

Geometry: Cylinders and Cones

Cylinders and ConesGeometryThe Next Dimension: Surfaces and SolidsPrismsPyramidsCylinders and ConesPolyhedraSpheresPlatonic Solids
 
 In the definition of a prism, the bases were force…