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By Martin H Manser

Become aware of the interesting global of allusions in a single in-depth advisor. "The evidence on dossier Dictionary of Allusions" presents a complete consultant to allusions within the English language. In nearly 4,000 entries, this new source explores recognized occasions, locations, humans, and phenomena whose names have got linguistic importance, conveying a specific message past an insignificant connection with the gadgets spoke of. Entries are drawn from a variety of resources, together with Shakespeare and the Bible; Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology; texts from literature in the course of the a long time; old occasions; pop culture; and movie and tv. person entries comprise pronunciation publications, definitions, examples, info on derived kinds, and extra. An index, consultant to take advantage of, and cross-references around out this obtainable dictionary.Entries comprise: Achilles' heel; Godzilla; Indiana Jones; Phoenix emerging from the ashes; Svengali; and, even more.

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By Martin H Manser

Become aware of the interesting global of allusions in a single in-depth advisor. "The evidence on dossier Dictionary of Allusions" presents a complete consultant to allusions within the English language. In nearly 4,000 entries, this new source explores recognized occasions, locations, humans, and phenomena whose names have got linguistic importance, conveying a specific message past an insignificant connection with the gadgets spoke of. Entries are drawn from a variety of resources, together with Shakespeare and the Bible; Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology; texts from literature in the course of the a long time; old occasions; pop culture; and movie and tv. person entries comprise pronunciation publications, definitions, examples, info on derived kinds, and extra. An index, consultant to take advantage of, and cross-references around out this obtainable dictionary.Entries comprise: Achilles' heel; Godzilla; Indiana Jones; Phoenix emerging from the ashes; Svengali; and, even more.

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The term is used among Shia Muslims to refer to their religious leaders, who deliver pronouncements upon Islamic law. The word acquired negative associations throughout the Western world with the rise of the ayatollahs in Iran in 1979 and their calling for the institution of strict Islamic states around the world. The title itself means “manifestation of God” in Arabic. This suggestion is unlikely to go down well with the ayatollahs at head office. See also fatwa. The name, from the Hebrew ba’al (meaning “lord”), was originally applied to various ancient Semitic fertility gods and also appeared in Phoenician mythology as the name of the supreme sun god and god of fertility.

The streets were full of Babbitts chasing the elusive buck. Babel See tower of babel. babes and sucklings, out of the mouths of out of the mouths of babes and sucklings. See A group of people whose innocence of the world is seen as making them vulnerable. The allusion is ultimately to an English broadside ballad entitled “The Children in the Wood; or, the Norfolk Gentleman’s Last Will and Testament,” which first appeared in Percy’s Reliques in 1595 and at around the same time as an early melodrama.

Anthropophagi Christ (1 John 2:18–21), who will inflict great wickedness upon the world prior to being overcome in a final battle by Christ at the Second Coming. ” Similar biblical figures include the “man of lawlessness” (2 Thessalonians 2:3–12) and the beast (Revelation 11:7). The title “Antichrist” has been bestowed upon many notorious figures and institutions over the centuries, among them the Roman emperors Caligula and Nero, the Roman Empire in general, Muhammad, the papacy, Napoléon Bonaparte, and Adolf Hitler.

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