Two Thousand Words and Their Definitions, Not in Webster's Dictionary

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Butler, 1888 - 222 Seiten
 

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Seite 35 - Bouillabaisse. This Bouillabaisse a noble dish is, A sort of soup or broth, or brew, Or hotchpotch of all sorts of fishes That Greenwich never could outdo; Green herbs, red peppers, mussels, saffron, Soles, onions, garlic, roach and dace: All these you eat at Terre's tavern In that one dish of Bouillabaisse.
Seite 151 - The beauty and brilliancy of this insect are indescribable, and none but a naturalist can understand the intense excitement I experienced when I at length captured it. On taking it out of my net and opening the glorious wings, my heart began to beat violently, the blood rushed to my head, and I felt much more like fainting than I have done when in apprehension of immediate death.
Seite 110 - Base must be of whitened rubber twelve inches square, so fixed in the ground as to be even with the surface, and so placed in the corner of the infield that two of its sides will form part of the boundaries of said infield.
Seite 71 - A Dead Ball is a ball delivered to the bat by the Pitcher that touches the Batsman's bat without being struck at, or any part of the Batsman's person or clothing while standing in his position without being struck at ; or any part of the Umpire's person or clothing, while on foul ground, without first passing the Catcher. RULE 34.
Seite 151 - ... the intense excitement I experienced when I at length captured it. On taking it out of my net and opening the glorious wings, my heart began to beat violently, the blood rushed to my head, and I felt much more like fainting than I have done when in apprehension of immediate death. I had a headache the rest of the day, so great was the excitement produced by what will appear to most people a very inadequate cause.
Seite 103 - A LIFE INSURANCE is a contract for the payment of a certain sum of money on the death of an individual, in consideration of a stipulated sum paid down, or, more commonly, of an annual premium, to be continued during the life of the assured. The average duration of human life is often called the Expectation of Life. This is different in different countries, but it may be determined with...
Seite 30 - Whenever a Block occurs the Umpire shall declare it, and Base Runners may run the bases, without being put out, until the ball has been returned to and held by the Pitcher standing in his position.
Seite 88 - ... the foul lines, or batted directly to the ground by the batsman, standing in his position, that (whether it first touches foul or fair ground) bounds or rolls within the foul lines, between home and first or home and third bases, without interference by a player.

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