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The Yellow Kid

The Yellow Kid was the creation of Richard Felton Outcault and is considered the first American comic strip character to be a popular star. The character first appeared in Truth magazine in 1894. By…

Brewer's: Yellow

Anglo-Saxon, geolu, yellow; Italian, giallo; Danish, guul; Icelandic, gull, our gold, yellow metal. Yellow indicates jealousy, inconstancy, and adultery. In France the doors of traitors us…

Brewer's: Yellow Dwarf

A certain queen had a daughter named ALL-FAIR, of incomparable beauty. One day the queen went to consult the Desert-Fairy, but, being weary, lay down to rest, and fell asleep. On waking she…

Brewer's: Yellow Caps

A notable insurrection in China, in the reign of Hân-lingtee (168-189), headed by Tchang-keo, and so called from the caps worn by the rebels, which were all of the imperial colour. S…

Brewer's: Yellow Jack

The flag displayed from lazarettos, naval hospitals, and vessels in quarantine. (See Union Jack.) Yellow Jack (The). The yellow fever. “Raymond and all his family died of yellow fe…

Brewer's: Blue and Yellow

(The). The Edinburgh Review; so called from its yellow and blue cover. The back is yellow, the rest of the cover is blue. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Blu…

Brewer's: Yellow Book of France

A report drawn up by government every year since 1861, designed to furnish historians with reliable information of the state, external and internal, of the French nation. It is called Yello…

Brewer's: Yellow-boy

(A). A gold sovereign. “John did not starve the cause: there wanted not yellow-boys to fee counsel.” —Arbuthnot: John Bull. Yellow-boy (A). A bankrupt. The French call…

Brewer's: Yellow-bellies

Frogs, fenmen. The Mexicans are so called. “When the Queen's Prize was won at Wimbledon, July 21st, 1885, by Sergeant Bulmer, 2nd Lincoln, his victory was hailed with `Well done, yell…

Katharine Lee Bates: Yellow Warblers

Yellow WarblersKatharine Lee BatesThe first faint dawn was flushing up the skies When, dreamland still bewildering mine eyes, I looked out to the oak that, winter-long, — a winter wild with wa…