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Brewer's: Green Glasses

To look through green glasses. To feel jealous of one; to be envious of another's success. “If we had an average of theatrical talent, we had also our quantum of stage jealousies; for…

The Devil's Dictionary: Looking-glass

by Ambrose Bierce LONGEVITYLOQUACITYLOOKING-GLASS -n. A vitreous plane upon which to display a fleeting show for man's disillusion given. The King of Manchuria had a magic looking-glass, wh…

Brewer's: Looking-glass

It is unlucky to break a looking-glass. The nature of the ill-luck varies; thus, if a maiden, she will never marry; if a married woman, it betokens a death, etc. This superstition arose fro…

Carter GLASS

Senate Years of Service: 1920-1946Party: DemocratGLASS, Carter, a Representative and a Senator from Virginia; born in Lynchburg, Campbell County, Va., January 4, 1858; attended private and publ…

Brewer's: Look One Way and Row Another

(To). “Olera spectant, lardum tollunt.” To aim apparently at one thing, but really to be seeking something quito different. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham B…

Brewer's: Looking Back

Unlucky. This arose from Lot's wife, who looked back towards Sodom and was turned to a pillar of salt (Genesis xix. 26). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Look…

Amy Lowell: Venetian Glass

Venetian GlassAs one who sails upon a wide, blue sea Far out of sight of land, his mind intent Upon the sailing of his little boat, On tightening ropes and shaping fair his course, Hears sudde…

What to Look for When Revising

  When editing, make sure to pay careful attention to: Substance | Structure | Interest | Proofreading Substance Substance refers to the co…