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This word has given rise to a host of guesses: Railey suggests garrula, a chatterbox. Minshew ventures the Italian girella, a weather-cock. Skinner goes in for the Anglo-Saxon ceorl, a chur…

Roaring Forties

(The). What seamen understand by this term is a zone of strong winds about lat. 40S., where a strong wind prevails throughout the year, from W.N.W. to E.S.E. There is a similar zone in the …

Roaring Game

(The). So the Scotch call the game of curling. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Roaring TradeRoaring Forties A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …

Roaring Boys

or Roarers. The riotous blades of Ben Jonson's time, whose delight it was to annoy quiet folk. At one time their pranks in London were carried to an alarming extent. And bid them think on J…

Roaring Trade

He drives a roaring trade. He does a great business; his employees are driven till all their wind is gone. Hence fast, quick. (See above.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobha…

Girl Scouts

The Question: What age do you have to be to join Brownies in Girl Scouts? The Answer: Membership in various Girl Scout groups is divided as …

The Spice Girls

The Spice Girls' sexy charisma, modest musical talent, and "girl power" philosophy made them pop music's Next Big Thing in the mid-1990s. The British band was created in 1994 by two would-be managers…

Indigo Girls

Indigo Girlsmusical group Amy Ray and Emily Saliers began singing together during high school and have remained partners ever since, adopting the moniker Indigo Girls in 1985. That partnership…

Boys and Girls

Director:Robert IscoveWriter:the DrewsDimension Films; PG-13; 90 minutesRelease:6/00Cast:Freddie Prinze Jr., Claire Forlani, Jason Biggs In an ongoing quest to be light and lighter still, Boy…

Girl on the Bridge

Director:Patrice LeconteWriter:Serge FrydmanParamount Classics; R; 92 minutesRelease:8/00Cast:Daniel Auteuil, Vanessa Paradis, Bertie Cortez European fans will instantly recognize the face of …