Jedburgh Justice and Kentish FireJedburgh Justice and Kentish Fire



From the author of Haggard Hawks and Paltry Poltroons, this is a fascinating collection of curious phrases and expressions from the English language, together with the stories of their etymology and anecdotes about their use in history.

Author: Paul Anthony Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472116222

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Did you know that Jedburgh Justice is ‘executing someone first, then giving them a trial’? Or that Kentish Fire is ‘applauding sarcastically to silence your opponents’? From the author of Haggard Hawks and Paltry Poltroons, this is a fascinating collection of curious phrases and expressions from the English language, together with the stories of their etymology and anecdotes about their use in history. Where Haggard Hawks focused on lists of ten words of a particular kind, this collection instead focuses on lists phrases and expressions, also arranged by their quirky and specific origins. The contents will include: 10 PHRASES DERIVED FROM PLACES IN BRITAIN (Jedburgh justice, Kentish fire, Scarborough warning...) 10 PHRASES DERIVED FROM PLACES IN LONDON (A draught on the pump at Aldgate, Kent Street ejectment...) 10 PHRASES DERIVED FROM PLACES IN AMERICA (Hollywood yes, Michigan bankroll, Chicago Overcoat...) 10 LATIN PHRASES USED IN ENGLISH (Quid pro quo, nunc est bibendum...) 10 FRENCH PHRASES USED IN ENGLISH (La vie en rose, C’est la guerre, Revenons à nos moutons...) 10 SHAKESPEAREAN EXPRESSIONS (Gild the lily, Salad days, All that glitters is not gold...) 10 LITERARY EXPRESSIONS (A thing of beauty is a joy forever, Abandon hope all ye who enter here...) 10 PHRASES FROM COMICS & CARTOONS (Keep up with the Joneses, Mutt and Jeff...) 10 PHRASES FROM SONGS (Miss Otis regrets, The birds and the bees, Potato po-tah-to...) 10 WAYS OF SAYING ‘WOW’ (Great Scott, My stars, Mamma mia...)

Picturesque ExpressionsPicturesque Expressions



Jedburgh justice , 298.10 . Jeddart justice , 298.10 . Jedwood justice , 298.10 . ...
Kentish fire , 23.5 . kettle of fish , 103.13 . kewpie doll , 12.4 . key - cold , 42.5 .
keyed up , 22.10 . kibosh , 379.7 . kick , 70.7 ; 82.30 . kick against the pricks ,
302.5 ...

Author: Laurence Urdang

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: UOM:49015002911791

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Word DropsWord Drops



This unique book will delight anyone who loves language, etymology, and word games. Not for sale in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, or Canada

Author: Paul Anthony Jones

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826356574

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From aardvark to zenzizenzizenzic, Word Drops collects a thousand obscure words and language facts in one fascinating chain of word associations. Did you know, for example, that scandal derives from the Latin for “stumbling block” and originally described a trap for a wild animal? In nineteenth-century slang a wolf trap was a corrupt casino. Casino means “little house” in Italian. Roulette means “little wheel” in French. A wheeler is someone who attends auctions to bid on items merely to increase their sale price. Such links take readers on an unexpected journey through linguistic oddities. Inspired by the popular @HaggardHawks Twitter account, Word Drops also uses an intriguing series of annotations to add background and historical context on everything from Anglo-Saxon cures for insanity to Samuel Pepys’s cure for a hangover. This unique book will delight anyone who loves language, etymology, and word games. Not for sale in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, or Canada

Popular Rhymes Fireside Stories and Amusements of ScotlandPopular Rhymes Fireside Stories and Amusements of Scotland



And , to call the inhabitants being only defective in affableness and people of
Kent Kentish Men , is considered a ... have added a few which are applicable to
professions . to the people of the Carse of Gowrie -- that “ they want water in the
summer , fire in the winter ... in his Memoirs , the phrase day fell into a quagmire ,
the material of which was of Jedburgh justice took its rise in 1574 , on the
occasion ...

Author: Scotland

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ISBN: BL:A0020867008

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Notes and QueriesNotes and Queries



... for Justice ; which if they refused to do , then Fire and the assumption of the title
in the case to which I Sword was to be their ... The Kentish tradition is for the
passages of Scripture said to foretell also to be found noticed in Fuller's Worthies
Mohammed , especially to Pocock's Sp . Hist . ... Jedburgh . APPLE - TREE FOLK
- LORE ( 6th S. vii . 447 , COINCIDENCE OF EASTER AND LADY DAY , & c . viii .

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The BuilderThe Builder



Kentish Flints ... Scuthepd Local Board P. Dodd ... • Flower Mills , Weymouth
Bwatridge & Co ...... S. Jackson .. Jane 17 Repairs at Sewage Works Hertford
Corp. ... Constabulary Buildings and Cells , Jedburgh . ... Fire Station at Cannock
Cannock Local Board J. Peake . ... It RECENT PATENTS : Bench Division of the
High Court of Justice last was objected that the clause was not applicable to
week , Mr.

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The Building News and Engineering JournalThe Building News and Engineering Journal



... 588 ; Archi877 ; Competition in , Mr. Ruskin Boilers , Bursting of Household ,
Jedburgh , 492 ; Kennington , 890 ; Portsmouth , 927 ... Lewis , Bridges , Austrian
, 126 ; Cellular , 218 , 438 , 642 , 658 , 707 ; Fire Symbolism , 893 Irchitects ,
American ... Beauvais , Palais de Justice , 374 ; and , 911 Embassy , 806 654 ;
Darlington , 910 ; Dedding854 , 908 ; Manchester ... Leeds , 291 , 311 , Kelso ,
144 , 345 ; Kentish Town , 219 ; Notes on Modoro Gothic , i Co - operative
Building Society ...

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The Illustrated London News The Illustrated London News



... it was resolved to form A fire occurred , on Thursday week , at the shipbuilding
yard of “ On the Coolie Trade from China to ... of the members of the “ London the
construction of the Viaduct , not having been made a kaight or a Jedburgh , as
Moderator ... One was a lockkeeper on the Regent ' s Canal at Kentish Town ,
who department , delivered an address on the ... It had evidently been dead
some days , was returned in each case . justice inflicted on the colonists of New
Zealand by ...

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Municipal JournalMunicipal Journal



Additions to the Central Fire Station , Borough Road , for the T.C. Tenders by 10
a.m. , May 21 , to E. W. Tame , Town ... Erection of a maternity and child welfare
centre at Raglan Street , Kentish Town , for the B.C. Tenders by 5 p.m. , May 20 ,
to ... Roxburgh C.C. - Widening , etc. , at HaugheadThornwood , Hawick , the
Hawick - Jedburgh road , for the C.C. Tenders by ... Supply and erection of a
complete water purification and filtration plant at the art baths , Justice Mill Lane ,
Aberdeen ...

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ISBN: SRLF:D0000886598

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