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Brewer's: Uncle Tom

A negro slave, noted for his fidelity, piety, and the faithful discharge of all his duties. Being sold, he has to submit to the most revolting cruelties. (Mrs. Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Ca…

Brewer's: Uncle Sam

(See Sam.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Uncle TomUncle A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Related ContentAllusion…

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam is the cartoon embodiment of the government of the United States of America, a character who appeared in newspapers and magazines beginning in the first part of the 19th century. The common…

Uncle Teddy

Uncle TeddyFor a week Dan only moved from bed to sofa; a long week and a hard one, for the hurt foot was very painful at times, the quiet days were very wearisome to the active lad, longing to…

Brewer's: Uncle

Gone to my uncle's. Uncle's is a pun on the Latin word uncus, a hook. Pawnbrokers employed a hook to lift articles pawned before spouts were adopted. “Gone to the uncus ” is exa…

Brewer's: Dutch Uncle

I will talk to you like a Dutch uncle. Will reprove you smartly. Uncle is the Latin notion of patruus, “an uncle,” “severe guardian,” or “stern castigator.&#82…

Walt Whitman: In Cabin'd Ships at Sea

In Cabin'd Ships at SeaIn cabin'd ships at sea, The boundless blue on every side expanding, With whistling winds and music of the waves, the large imperious waves, Or some lone bark buoy'd on …

Tom Mix

Name at birth: Thomas Hezekiah MixTom Mix was the top cowboy of American silent films. Mix was originally known for his daring stunts, but as years passed he became equally famous for his elaborate co…

Tom Bosley

Tom Bosley won a Tony Award in 1958 for his lead role as New York mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in the Broadway musical Fiorello!. But Tom Bosley is better remembered for his role on the long-running TV sh…