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Transcendental Wild Oats

A Chapter from an Unwritten RomanceLouisa May AlcottDecember 18, 1873On the first day of June, 184—, a large wagon, drawn by a small horse and containing a motley load, went lumbering ov…

Wilde

Director:Brian GilbertWriter:Julian MitchellDirector of Photography:Martin FuhrerEditor:Michael BradsellMusic:Debbie WisemanProduction Designer:Maria DjurkovicProducers:Marc Samuelson and Pete…

Wild Wild West

Director: Barry SonnenfeldWriter: S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock, Jeffrey Price, and Peter S. SeamanWarner Bros; PG; 107 minutesRelease: 7/99Cast: Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma H…

Brewer's: Duck Lane

A row for old and second-hand books which stood formerly near Smithfield, but has given way to city improvements. It might be called the Holywell Street of Queen Anne's reign. Scotists and …

Brewer's: Duck

A lame duck. A stock-jobber who will not, or cannot, pay his losses. He has to “waddle out of the alley like a lame duck.” Like a dying duck in a thunderstorm. Quite chop-falle…

Brewer's: Duck's Egg

Broke his duck's egg. Took his first school prize. In cricket a “duck's egg” or 0 in a score is broken by a run. “What a proud and happy day it was to Lucy when little Her…

Brewer's: Ducks and Drakes

The ricocheting or rebounding of a stone thrown from the hand to skim along the surface of a pond or river. To make ducks and drakes of one's money. To throw it away as stones with which &…

D3: The Mighty Ducks

Director:Robert LiebermanWriters:Steven Brill and Jim BurnsteinDirector of Photography:David HenningsEditors:Patrick Lussier and Colleen HalseyMusic:J. A. C. RedfordProduction Designer:Stephen…

Brewer's: Dog and Duck

A public-house sign, to announce that ducks were hunted by dogs within. The sport was to see the duck dive, and the dog after it. At Lambeth there was a famous pleasure-resort so called, on…

Brewer's: Decoy Duck

A bait or lure; a duck taught to allure others into a net, and employed for this purpose. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894DecrepitDecoration Day A B C D E…