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Flat Stanley

Name at birth: Stanley LambchopThe central character in a series of children's books dating back to 1964, Flat Stanley has a second career as a globetrotting educational tool, thanks to the Internet's…

Brewer's: Flat

One who is not sharp; a suite of rooms on one floor. “Oh, Messrs ... what flats you are!” —The Times. “He said he was going to have a flat to let on the top floor.&…

Brewer's: Flat Race

(A). A race on the flat or level ground without obstacles. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Flat SimplicityFlat Milk A B C D E F G H I J K L M N …

Brewer's: Flat Milk

Skimmed milk, that is, milk “fletted” (Anglo-Saxon, flet, cream; Latin, flos lactis.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Flat RaceFlat-fish A B C …

Brewer's: Flat Simplicity

“The flat simplicity of that reply was admirable.” (Colley Cibber: The Crooked Husband, i. 1.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894FlattererFlat Rac…

Brewer's: B Flats

Bugs. The pun is “B” (the initial letter), and “flat,” from the flatness of the obnoxious insect. Also called Norfolk Howards, from Mr. Bugg, who advertised in the T…

Brewer's: Fall Flat

(To). To lie prostrate or procumbent; to fail to interest, as “the last act fell flat.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Fall FoulFall Away A B C…

Priority Mail Flat-Rate Envelope

Priority Mail offers 1-3 day service to most domestic destinations. Items must weigh 70 lbs or less and measure 108 in. or less in combined length and girth. Pri…

Brewer's: Flat-fish

He is a regular flat-fish. A dull, stupid fellow, not up to anything. The play is upon flat (stupid), and such fish as plaice, dabs, and soles. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. …

Brewer's: Dead-flat

(A), in ship architecture, one of the bends amidship. (Dana.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Dead FreightDead-eye A B C D E F G H I J K L M N …