or Stye. Christ styed up to heaven. Halliwell gives sty = a ladder, and the verb would be to go to heaven, as it were, by Jacob's ladder. The Anglo-Saxon verb stigan means to ascend. The… St. Thomas Aquinas, nicknamed the Dumb Ox by his school-fellows. (1224-1274.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894StyStumped Out A B C D E F G H I J K… (A). A rope to climb by. (Anglo-Saxon,. sti'g-ra'p, a climbing rope. The verb sti'g-an is to climb, to mount.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Stirrup… (3 syl.). Infernal; pertaining to Styx, the fabled river of hell. At that so sudden blaze the Stygian throng Bent their aspect. Milton: Paradise Lost, x. 453. Source: Dictionary of… Drunk as Davy's sow. Grose says: One David Lloyd, a Welshman, who kept an ale-house at Hereford, had a sow with six legs, which was an object of great curiosity. One day David's wife,… by Percy Bysshe Shelley
A magnificent temple, built of thigh-bones and death's-heads, and tiled with scalps. Over the altar the statue of famine, veiled… The Beaver's Lesson The Banker's Fate The Barrister's Dream They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope;
They threatened its life… by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The public sty.
The boars in full assembly.
Grant me your patience, Gentlemen and Boars,
Ye, by whose patience under… by Ambrose Bierce HUMANITYHURRICANEHUMORIST -n. A plague that would have softened down the hoar austerity of Pharaoh's heart and persuaded him to dismiss Israel with his best wishes, cat-… by JohnKeatsOn leaving some Friends at an early HourAddressed to the Same.Addressed to Haydon Highmindedness, a jealousy for good, A loving-kindness for the great man's fame, Dwells…