Express Train to Ezzelin
Express Train A fast train between two large towns, with few or no stoppages at intermediate stations.
Expressed Oils are those which are obtained by pressure. Unlike animal and essential oils, they are pressed out of the bodies which contain them.
Expression A geographical expression. A term applied to a tract of country with no recognised nationality.
"This territory is to a very great extent occupied by one race ... and yet to the present day Germany is little more than a geographical expression." - Daily Telegraph (before 1871).Exquisite (3 syl.). One sought out; a coxcomb, a dandy, one who thinks himself superlatively well dressed, and of most unexceptionable deportment.
"Exquisites are out of place in the pulpit; they should be set up in a tailor's window." - Spurgeon: Lectures to my Students. (Lecture viii.)Extensive (3 syl.). Rather extensive, that. Rather fast. A slang synonym for a swell.
Exter That's Exter, as the old woman said when she saw Kerton. This is a Devonshire saying, meaning, I thought my work was done, but I find much still remains before it is completed. "Exter" is the popular pronunciation of Exeter, and "Kerton" is Crediton. The tradition is that the woman in question was going for the first time to Exeter, and seeing the grand old church of Kerton (Crediton), supposed it to be Exeter Cathedral. "That's Exter," she said, "and my journey is over;" but alas! she had still eight miles to walk before she reached her destination.
Extinct Species [since the time of man]. The dodo, great auk, quagga, sea-cow, and white rhinoceros.
Extravagantes Constitutiones or Extravagants. The papal constitutions of John XXII., and some few of his successors, supplemental to the "Corpus Juris Canonici." So called because they were not ranged in order with the other papal constitutions, but were left "outwanderers" from the general code.
Extreme Unction One of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church, founded on St. James v. 14, "Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the Church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord."
Extremes Meet In French: "Les extrêmes se touchent."
Extricate Latin, ex, out of, and tricæ, fetters. "Tricæ" are the hairs, etc., tied round the feet of birds to prevent their wandering. To extricate is to "get out of these tricæ or meshes."
Exult' (Latin). To leap out. Thus we say, "I am ready to leap out of my skin;" to jump for joy.
Eye Latin, oculus; Italian, occhio; Spanish, ojo: Russian, oko; Dutch, oog; Saxon, eáge (where g
is pronounced like y); French, oeil.
"One of the sevenTo have an eye on. To keep strict watch on the person or thing referred to.
To have an eye to the main
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