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House Spirits

Of DENMARK, Nis or Nisse (2 syl.). Of ENGLAND, Puck or Robin Goodfellow. Of FAROE ISLANDS, Niagruisar. Of MINLAND, Para. Of FRANCE, Esprit Follet. Of GERMANY, Kobold. Of MUNSTER, Fear Dearg…

2003 Independent Spirit Awards

The 19th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring excellence in independent film, took place on Feb. 28, 2004, on Santa Monica beach.FeatureLost in Translation First FeaturePatty Jenkins, MonsterJ…

Spirits

Inflammable liquors obtained by distillation. This is connected with the ancient notion of bottle-imps (q.v.), whence these liquors were largely used in the black arts. Spirits. There are …

Spirit

To give up the spirit. To die. At death the “spirit is given back to Him who gave it.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Spirit-writingSpinster A B…

Free Spirit

Brethren of the Free Spirit. A fanatical sect, between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, diffused through Italy, France, and Germany. They claimed “freedom of spirit,” and…

Astral Spirits

The spirits of the stars. According to the mythology of the Persians, Greeks, Jews, etc., each star has its special spirit. Paracelsus maintained that every man had his attendant star, whic…

Seven Spirits

stand before the Throne of God: Michael, Gabriel, Lamael, Raphael, Zachariel, Anael, and Oriphel. (Gustavini.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Seven Spirits …

Spirited Away

Kidnapped; allured. Kidnappers who beguiled orphans, apprentices, and others on board ship in order to sell them to planters in Barbadoes and Virginia, were called “spirits.” Mr…

Soul and Spirit

(the soul) contains the passions and desires, which animals have in common with man.(the spirit) is the highest and distinctive part of man. In 1 Thess. Paul says, “I pray God your wh…

Choice Spirit

(A) or “Choice Spirit of the Age,” a gallant of the day, being one who delights to exaggerate the whims of fashion. Hobson's Choice. (See Hobson.) Source: Dictionary of Phras…