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Brewer's: Lath

or Lathe. A division of a county. Sometimes it was an intermediate division between a hundred and a shire, as the lathes of Kent and rapes of Sussex, each of which contained three or four &…

Children of Heaven

Director/Writer:Majid MajidiMiramax Films; 88 minutes; unratedRelease:1/99Cast:Amir Naji, Mir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahareh Seddiqi Long before Elvis's passionate exhortation of “Don't ste…

Brewer's: Heaven

(Anglo-Saxon, heofon, from heofen, elevated, vaulted.) THE THREE HEAVENS. (According to the Jewish system.) The word heaven in the Bible denotes (1) the air, thus we read of “the fowl…

The Devil's Dictionary: Heaven

by Ambrose Bierce HEATHENHEBREWHEAVEN -n. A place where the wicked cease from troubling you with talk of their personal affairs, and the good listen with attention while you expound your own…

Brewer's: Lamp of Heaven

(The). The moon. Milton calls the stars “lamps.” Why shouldst thou ... In thy dark lantern thus close up the stars, That Nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps With everl…

Brewer's: Queen of Heaven

with the ancient Phoenicians, was Astarte; Greeks, Hera; Romans, Juno; Trivia, Hecate, Diana, the Egyptian Isis, etc., were all so called; but with the Roman Catholics it is the Virgin Mary…

Brewer's: Pillars of Heaven

(The). The Atlas Mountains are so called by the natives. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Pillars of HerculesPillar to Post A B C D E F G H I J K L …

Brewer's: Marriages are Made in Heaven

This does not mean that persons in heaven “marry and are given in marriage,” but that the partners joined in marriage on earth were foreordained to be so united. As the French p…

Brewer's: The Animals admitted into Heaven

They are ten: Jonah's whale Solomon's ant the ram caught by Abraham and sacrificed instead of Isaac the cuckoo of Belkis the camel of the prophet Saleh Balaam's ass the ox of Moses the do…