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The English Patient

Director/Writer: Anthony Minghella Director of Photography: John Seale Editor: Walter Murch Music: Gabriel Yared Productio…

Patient

(The). Albert IV., Duke of Austria. (1377-1404.) (See Helena.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Patient GriselPatience cry the Lepers A B C D E F G H I…

Patient Grisel

Grisildes, Grisild, Grisilde, or Grisildis, according to Chaucer, was the wife of Wautier, Marquis of Saluces (Clerkes Tale ). According to Boccaccio, Griselda, a poor country lass, became …

The Patient Takes His Bed

The Patient Takes His BedDecubitus Sequitur TandemMeditationJohn Donne WE attribute but one privilege and advantage to man's body above other moving creatures, that he is not, as others, grove…

Queen's English

(The). Dean Alford wrote a small book on this subject, whence has arisen three or four phrases, such as “clipping the Queen's English,” “murdering the Queen's English,&#82…

Karan ENGLISH

ENGLISH, Karan, a Representative from Arizona; born in Berkeley, Calif., March 23, 1949; graduated from Enterprise High School, Redding, Calif., 1967; A.A., Shasta Junior College, Redding, Cali…

Borough English

is where the youngest son inherits instead of the eldest. It is of Saxon origin, and is so called to distinguish it from the Norman custom. “The custom of Borough English abounds in K…

Achilles the English

John Talbot, first Earl of Shrewsbury (1373–1453). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Achilles of EnglandAchilles A B C D E F G H I J K L M N …

English French

A kind of perversity seems to pervade many of the words which we have borrowed from the French. Thus curate (French vicaire); Vicar (French curé). Encore (French bis). Epergne (French …

Saxon English

The “Lord's Prayer” is almost all of it Anglo-Saxon. The words trespasses, trespass, and temptation are of Latin origin. The substitution of “debts” and “debto…