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William Henry Hastie Biography

William Henry HastieU.S. government official; civil rights advocate Born: November 17, 1904Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee Hastie received a BA from Amherst, where he finished first in his cl…

Brewer's: Pudding

(See Jack.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Pudding-timePucka A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Related ContentAllu…

Brewer's: Jack Pudding

A buffoon who performs pudding tricks, such as swallowing a certain number of yards of black-pudding. S. Bishop observes that each country names its stage buffon from its favourite viands:…

Brewer's: Frangipani Pudding

is pudding made of broken bread. (Frangere, to break; panis, bread.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894FrankFrangipani A B C D E F G H I J K L M N…

Brewer's: Pudding-time

properly means just as dinner is about to begin, for our forefathers took their pudding before their meat. It also means in the nick of time. But Mars In pudding-time came to his aid. Butle…

Brewer's: Cold Pudding settles Love

by giving the pains of indigestion, colic, etc. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Cold ShoulderCold Pigeon A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R …

Brewer's: Green Sleeves and Pudding Pies

This, like Maggie Lauder, is a scurrilous song, in the time of the Reformation, on the doctrines of the Catholic Church and the Catholic clergy. (See “John Anderson, my Jo.”) …

Brewer's: Scornful Dogs will eat dirty Puddings

In emergency men will do many things they would scorn to do in easy circumstances. Darius and Alexander will drink dirty water and think it nectar when distressed with thirst. Kings and que…