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Old Man of the Sea

In the story of Sinbad the Sailor, the Old Man of the Sea, hoisted on the shoulders of Sinbad, clung there and refused to dismount. Sinbad released himself from his burden by making the Old…

Man of the Sea

(See Old , etc.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Man of the Third RepublicMan of the Hill A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W …

Sea

Any large collection of water, more or less enclosed; hence the expression “molten sea,” meaning the great brazen vessel which stood in Solomon's temple (2 Chronicles iv. 5, and…

O'man's Sea

The Persian Gulf. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894OmbreOm 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 ContentAllusio…

Old Man of the Mountain

Hassanben-Sabah, the sheik Al Jebal, and founder of the sect called Assassins (q.v.). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Old Man of the SeaOld Man of the Moon A…

Red Sea

The sea of the Red Man —i.e. Edom. Also called the “sedgy sea,” because of the sea-weed which collects there. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1…

Walt Whitman: An Old Man's Thought of School

An Old Man's Thought of School[For the Inauguration of a Public School, Camden, New Jersey, 1874]An old man's thought of school, An old man gathering youthful memories and blooms that youth it…

Manly

in the Plain Dealer, by Wycherly. He is violent and uncouth, but presents an excellent contrast to the hypocritical Olivia (q.v.). Mr. Manly, in The Provoked Husband, by Vanbrugh and Cibbe…

Man

(Isle of), called by the ancient Britons main-au (little island), Latinised into Menav -ia. Caesar calls it Mona (i.e. Mon-ah), the Scotch pronunciation of Manau. Mona and Pliny's Monabia a…

The Old Man and His Grandson

The Old Man and His Grandson There was once a very old man, whose eyes had become dim, his ears dull of hearing, his knees trembled, and when he sat at table he could hardly hold the spoon, an…