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Wise

(The) ALBERT II., Duke of Austria, called The Lame and Wise. (1289, 1330-1358.) ALFONSO X. (or IX.) of Leon, and IV. of Castile, called The Wis…

Blood

Family descent. “And hath made of one blood all nations of men.”- Acts xvii. 26. Blood thicker than water. Relationship has a claim which is generally acknowledged. It is bett…

Wise as a Serpent

This refers to the serpent which tempted Eve, or more probably to the old notion that serpents were extremely wise. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and …

Wise Men

or Wise Women. Fortune-tellers. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Wise Men of GreeceWise as the Women of Mungret A B C D E F…

Wise as Solomon

(See Similes.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Wise as the Mayor of BanburyWise as a Serpent A B C D E F G H I J K L…

Penny Wise

Unwise thrift. The whole proverb is Penny wise-and pound foolish, like the man who lost his horse from his penny wisdom in saving the expense of shoeing it a fresh when one of its shoes was…

Word to the Wise

(A). “Verbum sap. ” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894WordsWord A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O …

Blood pressure

The Question: What do the two numbers in a blood pressure reading mean? The Answer: Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by the blood onto the …

Blood Money

Money paid to a person for giving such evidence as shall lead to the conviction of another; money paid to the next of kin to induce him to forego his “right” of seeking blood fo…

Blood of the Grograms

(The ). Taffety gentility; make-believe aristocratic blood. Grogram is a coarse silk taffety stiffened with gum (French, grosgrain). “Our first tragedian was always boasting of his be…