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Vanity Fair

A fair established by Beelzebub, Apollyon, and Legion, for the sale of all sorts of vanities. It was held in the town of Vanity, and lasted all the year round. Here were sold houses, lands,…

Meg Goes to Vanity Fair

Meg Goes to Vanity Fair"I do think it was the most fortunate thing in the world that those children should have the measles just now," said Meg, one April day, as she stood packing the 'go abr…

Fair

(The). Charles IV., King of France, le Bel (1294, 1322-1328). Philippe IV. of France, le Bel (1268, 1285-1314). Fair as Lady Done. A great Cheshire family that has long occupied a mansion…

Fairing

(A). A present from a fair. The ing is a patronymic = a descendant of, come from, belonging to. “Fairings come thus plentifully in.” Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost, v. 2. …

Christina Rossetti: Vanity of Vanities

Vanity of VanitiesSonnetAh, woe is me for pleasure that is vain, Ah, woe is me for glory that is past: Pleasure that bringeth sorrow at the last, Glory that at the last bringeth no gain! S…

Fair Play

by Alicia Potter In State Fair, the 1933 movie musical, the mother aims to win the bake-off; the father, the hog competition; and as for the teens, they're looking for love. Six…

Fair Way

In a fair way. On the right tack. The “fair way” is the proper track through a channel. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Fair and SquareFair Trade …

Fair Maid

(The). Fair Maid of Anjou. Lady Edith Plantagenet, who married David, Prince Royal of Scotland. Fair Maid of February. The snow-drop, which blossoms in February. Fair Maid of Kent. Joan, …

Fair Game

A worthy subject of banter; one who exposes himself to ridicule. “Bourrienne is fair game; but the whole of his statements are not worthless.” —The Spectator, Feb. 18th, …