Salt River to Samuel
Salt River (To row up), to go against the stream, to suffer a political defeat.
There is a small stream called the Salt River in Kentucky, noted for its tortuous course and numerous bars. The phrase is applied to one who has the task of propelling the boat up the stream; but in political slang it is applied to those who are rowed up.Inman.
Salvage Knight (The), sir Arthegal, called Artegal from bk. iv. 6. The hero of bk. v. (Justice).Spenser: Faërie Queene (1596).
Salvator Rosa (The English), John Hamilton Mortimer (17411779).
Salvatore , Salvator Rosa, an Italian painter, especially noted for his scenes of brigands, etc. (16151673).
Fatigued with these hereditary glories,
There rose a Carlo Dolce or a Titian,
Or wilder group of savage Salvatores.
Byron: Don Juan, xiii. 71 (1824).
SAM, a gentleman, the friend of Francisco.Fletcher: Mons. Thomas (1619).
Sam, one of the Know-Nothings or Native American party. One of Uncle Sams sons.
Sam (Dicky), a Liverpool man.
Sam (Uncle), the United States of North America, or rather the government of the states personified. So called from Samuel Wilson, uncle of Ebenezer Wilson. Ebenezer was inspector of Elbert Andersons store on the Hudson, and Samuel superintended the workmen. The stores were marked E·A. U·S. (Elbert Anderson, United States), but the workmen insisted that U·S. stood for Uncle Sam.Mr. Frost.
Sam Silverquill, one of the prisoners at Portanferry.Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering (time, George II.).
Samandal, the largest and most powerful of the under-sea empires. The inhabitants of these empires live under water without being wetted; transport themselves instantaneously from place to place; can live on our earth or in the Island of the Moon; are great sorcerers; and speak the language of Solomons seal.Arabian Nights (Beder and Giauharê).
Samarcand Apple, a perfect panacea of all diseases. It was bought by prince Ahmed, and was instrumental in restoring Nourounnihar to perfect health, although at the very point of death.
In fact, sir, there is no disease, however painful or dangerous, whether fever, pleurisy, plague, or any other disorder, but it will instantly cure; and that in the easiest possible way: it is simply to make the sick person smell of the apple.Arabian Nights (Ahmed and Pari-Banou).
Sambenites [Sam-be-neets], persons dressed in the sambenito, a yellow coat without sleeves, having devils painted on it. The sambenito was worn by heretics on their way to execution. (See SAN BENITO.)
Disguised in rumps, like sambenites.
S. Butler: Hudibras, iii. 2 (1678).
Sambo, any male of the negro race.
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