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Mrs. Byrne's dictionary of unusual, obscure, and preposterous words
Josefa Heifetz Byrne,Josefa Heifetz,Robert Byrne
No preview available - 1994
afterwards ancient animal Anjou Anne Apollo Ascended the Throne Austria Bacchus battle belonging bird Blanche body Bourbon brother called Carloman Catherine Charles Charles the Simple Childeric Chilperic church Clotaire Clovis colour Count Count of Flanders crown Cybele daugh daughter Dauphin death died young Duke of Angouleme Duke of Burgundy Duke of Guise Duke of Orleans Earl Edward eldest Elizabeth Emperor England famous father France French goddess Henry Henry of Navarre Hercules honour horse Hugh Capet Issue Joanna John Juno Jupiter killed kind King land Latin Lord Louis Louisa Madam Margaret Maria Teresa Married Mars Mary medicine metal Muses Napoleon Navarre nymph Otho Paris peace person Philip plant Pope priests Prince prisoner Queen reigned Roman ship siege sister sound Spain stone succeeded surnamed Thierry thing title of Jupiter tree Valois Venus vessel wife wind wood word
Page 179 - Jocasta, and king of Thebes, who solved the riddle of the Sphinx, unwittingly killed his father, married his mother, and at last ran mad, and tore out his eyes...
Page 176 - Her'mes, a name of Mercury, Her'mcR, statutes of Mercury. flermt'one, a daughter of Mars and Venus, married to Cadmus; also a daughter of Menelaus and Helena, married to Pyrrhus.
Page 181 - Telem'achus, the only son of Ulysses Tem'pe, a most beautiful valley in Thessaly, the resort of the gods Terminus, the god of boundaries Terpslch'ore, the muse of music, &c.
Page 186 - The eldest sons of knights, and their eldest sons in perpetual succession. 2. The eldest sons of younger sons of peers, and their eldest sons in like perpetual succession; both which species of esquires Sir Henry Spelman entitles armigeri natalitii.
Page 178 - LIBITI'NA, the goddess of funerals. LI'NUS, son of Apollo and Terpsichore. LUBENTIA, the goddess of pleasure. LU'CIFER, son of Jupiter and Aurora, made the morning star. LU'NA, Diana's name in heaven.
Page 176 - Candaules, and married Gyges; also a shepherd, who, by means of a ring, could render himself invisible...
Page 177 - Icarus, the son of Daedalus, who, flying with his father out of Crete into Sicily, and soaring too high, melted the wax of his wings, and fell into the sea, wjience called the Icarian sea.
Page 184 - Hhd. Hogshead. HM Her or His Majesty. Inst. Instant; present month JP Justice of the Peace. Knt. Knight. KG Knight of the Garter. KB Knight of the Bath. KCB Knight Commander of the Bath.