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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





to return to one’s muttons… 747 more words


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