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Scotch The Wheels

Scotching may sound odd at first, but scotching is the act of preventing something with wheels from moving by blocking the wheels with a wedge, bar (iron or wooden), or large stone(s).  1,255 more words

Idioms From The 16th Century

Quote of the Week

If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.

– Maria Edgeworth

The Life-Light

Today is January 1, 2017. I did not type 2016. Well, not until that sentence. Happy New Year!

Quote of the Day

“If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.” ― Maria Edgeworth… 712 more words


The Lottery

This year I decided to create my own short story advent calendar by choosing twenty-four of the pocket Penguins which I have collected like whisky miniatures over the years but (like the contents of those tiny bottles) never tasted. 486 more words


shell out


photograph: Wikimedia Commons/Bill Ebbesen



The phrasal verb shell out means to pay a specified amount of money, especially one regarded as excessive.

It is first recorded in  910 more words


Insult of the Week: "...these bungling imitators"

In Chapter 11 of Maria Edgeworth’s Ennui, the narrator and Lady Geraldine go for a leisurely stroll around the ornamental buildings in the grounds at Ormsby Villa. 396 more words


Maria Edgeworth - Belinda, 1801

The next day, when they came to the exhibition, Lady Delacour had an opportunity of judging of Belinda’s real feelings. As they went up the stairs, they heard the voices of Sir Philip Baddely and Mr. 1,363 more words

19th Century