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Brewer's: Itching of the Nose

indicates that you are going to see a stranger. We shall ha' guests to-day ... My nose itcheth so. Dekker: Honest Whore. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894It…

Brewer's: Blue Boar

A public-house sign; the cognisance of Richard III. In Leicester is a lane in the parish of St. Nicholas, called the Blue Boar Lane, because Richard slept there the night before the battle …