By Elizabeth Webber, Mike Feinsilber
A advisor to references regularly occurring in speech and writing. Explains greater than 900 allusions. Entries comprise examples from todays major media. A needs to for severe readers, language fanatics, and ESL scholars.
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Extra resources for Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions
The expression comes from an English play and ballad in the early 17th century, The Children in the Wood. The story was about two children whose father left them in the care of his wife's brother. The uncle would inherit a fortune if the children died, so he hired two men to murder them. One of the thugs could not bring himself to do the deed and murdered his partner instead. He then left the children alone in a wood where, helpless, they died. The term in use, in a. Baltimore Sun editorial, November 17, 1995: Polls show that the American people are (a) for a balanced budget, (b) against tax cuts and (c) for less punitive spending reductions.
25 and instead of Armageddon, the city experienced something closer to the BERMUDA TRIANGLE of commuting. The freeway closed and 80,000 cars seemed simply to disappear. And by Matthew McAllester in Newsday, reporting on a computer virus scare, August 21, 1996: While the highly infectious Hare virus is constructed in a way that could enable it to wipe out every file on a computer's memory, Renert and his colleagues in the antivirus industry counsel caution and safety, not panic. Every day, they note, hackers release thousands of computer viruses that fail to deliver the promised armageddon.
The story is in the classic HIGH NOON form, but set in modern times: a stranger (Spencer Tracy) arrives in an isolated desert town with an evil secret, in this case an old murder. The bad guys (memorably played by Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, and Robert Ryan) are strong; the others are weak and afraid. The stranger has wounds of his own, including a crippled arm. The bad guys close in, and the stranger must stand alone against them. By story's end, quite a few people are dead, but justice has been done.
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions by Elizabeth Webber, Mike Feinsilber