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Fribble An effeminate coxcomb of weak nerves, in Garrick's farce of Miss in her Teens.
Friday is the Mahometan Sabbath. It was the day on which Adam was created and our Lord was crucified.
The Sabeans consecrate it to Venus or Astarte. (See Frea.)
Friday A man Friday. A faithful and submissive attendant, ready to turn his hand to anything.
Friday Street (London). The street of fishmongers who served Friday markets. (Stow.)
Friday and Columbus
Friday and the United States
To these Fridays should be added:
Friday a Lucky Day Sir William Churchill says, "Friday is my lucky day. I was born, christened, married,
and knighted on that day; and all my best accidents have befallen me on a Friday."
Friday, an Unlucky Day Because it was the day of our Lord's crucifixion; it is accordingly a fast-day in
the Roman Catholic Church. Soames says, "Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit on a Friday, and died
on a Friday." (Anglo-Saxon Church, p. 255.)
"But once on a Friday ('tis ever they say),In Spain, Friday is held to be an unlucky day. So is it esteemed by Buddhists and Brahmins. The old Romans called it nefastus, from the utter overthrow of their army at Gallia Narbonensis. And in England the proverb is that a Friday moon brings foul weather.
Friend (A). The second in a duel, as "Name your friend," "Captain B. acted as his friend."
"Mr. Baillie was to have acted as Disraeli's friend, if there had been a duel between that statesman and Daniel O'Connell." - Newspaper paragraph (December, 1885).Better kinde frend than fremd kinde (motto of the Waterton family) means "better kind friend (i.e. neighbour) than a kinsman who dwells in foreign parts." Probably it is Prov. xxvii. 10, "Better is a neighbour that is near, than a brother far off." In which case fremd would be = stranger. Better a kind friend than a kinsman who is a stranger.
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