Relaunching: Webster's Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 27 pages
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Use in Literature BreechesThe 'Black Breech Ordnance Company' and the 'Adamantine Ship Company' would soon find representatives in Parliament, if forty or fifty members would get the national custom for their rubbish.ndash;Walter Bagehot in The English Constitution.The chevalier would then brush away the snuff which had settled in the folds of his waistcoat or his paduasoy breeches.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in An Old Maid.The good priest often sold the buckles off his shoes and his breeches to give their value to some poor person who appealed to him at a moment when he had not a penny.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Ursula (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).The tomb itself is of marble, and around it is a quadrangular wall, breast high, of rough Gallegan granite; close to each corner rises from the earth the breech of an immense brass cannon, intended to keep the wall compact and close.ndash;George Borrow in The Bible in Spain.Sir, you may stand disputing which is best to put in first, but in the mean time your breech is bare.ndash;James Boswell in The Life of Samuel Johnson, vol 1.He hitched his breeches, too, with a nautical air.ndash;John Buchan in Huntingtower.He was not even breeched till Cleveland gave his grave consent.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Ernest Maltravers, book 1.Breeks, breeches.ndash;Robert Burns in Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns.Droddum, the breech.ndash;Robert Burns in Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns.We robbed him and his valet of everything in the coach, including their breeches.ndash;James Branch Cabell in The Certain Hour.

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