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Brewer's: Familiar Spirits

Spirit slaves. From the Latin, famulus (an attendant). “Away with him! he has a familiar under his tongue.” —Shakespeare: 2 Henry VI., iv. 7. Source: Dictionary of Phras…

Brewer's: Familiar

A cat, dog, raven, or other dumb creature, petted by a “witch,” and supposed to be her demon in disguise. (See below.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer…

Brewer's: Familiarity

Too much familiarity breeds contempt. Latin: Nimia familiaritas contemptum parit. French: La familiaritéengendre le méris. Italian: La famigliaritàfàdispregiamento. &#82…

My Life So Far

Director:Hugh HudsonWriter:Simon DonaldMiramax Films; 93 minutes; PG-13Release:7/99Cast:Colin Firth, Irene Jacob, Rosemary Harris, Robbie Norman My Life So Far cross breeds period drama with c…

Georgia on My Mind

A Preview of the 1999 Masters Tournament by Gerry Brown Mark O'Meara and Tiger Woods, the last two golfers to win the green jacket, survey Augusta during a practice round for the 1999 Maste…

Shirley Temple

Child star Shirley Temple won a special Oscar in 1934, when she was just five years old, thanks to her amazing box office successes. A California native, Shirley Temple began acting in one-reel movies…

William TEMPLE

TEMPLE, William, a Representative from Delaware; born in Queen Anne County, Md., February 28, 1814; completed preparatory studies; moved to Smyrna, Del., and engaged in mercantile pursuits; mem…

Stone Temple Pilots Biography

Stone Temple Pilotsrock band Vocalist Scott Weiland and bass player Robert DeLeo met at a concert in 1988 and recruited guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz to form Stone Temple Pilots in San D…

Brewer's: Temple Bar

called “the City Golgotha,” because the heads of traitors, etc., were exposed there. (Removed 1878.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Temple of So…