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Blue Ruin

Gin. Called blue from its tint, and ruin from its effects. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Blue SquadronBlue Ribbon A B C D E F G H I J K L M N …

Rack and Ruin

Utter destitution. Here “rack” is a variety of wrack and wreck. “The worst of all University snobs are those unfortunates who go to rack and ruin from their desire to ape …

Harvest Time

Harvest TimeFor a year Jo and her Professor worked and waited, hoped and loved, met occasionally, and wrote such voluminous letters that the rise in the price of paper was accounted for, Lauri…

Sara Teasedale: Ruins of Paestum

Ruins of PaestumOn lowlands where the temples lie The marsh-grass mingles with the flowers, Only the little songs of birds Link the unbroken hours.So in the end, above my heart Once l…

Busy Times for Harry Potter

A Movie, a Lawsuit, and a Lot of Hungry Readers by Holly Hartman This article was posted on January 20, 2000. A French edition of the second Harry Potter book More About Harry …

Time

Time and tide wait for no man. For the next inn he spurs a main. In haste alights, and scuds away - But time and tide for no man stay. Somerville: The Sweet-scented Miser. Take [or Seize ] …

Times

(The). A newspaper, founded by John Walter. In 1785 he established The Daily Universal Register, but in 1788 changed the name into The Times, or Daily Universal Register. (See Thunderer.) …

Time Code

Director/Writer:Mike FiggisScreen Gems; R; 93 minutesRelease:4/00Cast:Alessandro Nivola, Holly Hunter, Kyle MacLachlan, Salma Hayek, and Julian Sands There is something very special about a mo…

Time of Grace

The lawful season for venery, which began at Midsummer and lasted to Holyrood Day. The fox and wolf might be hunted from the Nativity to the Annunciation; the roebuck from Easter to Michael…