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let’s return to our muttons

 

The court scene – woodcut from the edition of La Farce de Maistre Pathelin by Pierre Levet, circa 1489

 

 

MEANING

 

to return to one’s muttons… 747 more words

Literature

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

Devotions

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

Stories

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

Etymology