Hundred Miles to Hurlo-Thrumbo

Hundred Miles (A). Not a hundred miles off. An indirect way of saying in this very neighbourhood, or very spot. The phrase is employed when it would be indiscreet or dangerous to refer more directly to the person or place hinted at, as, "Not a hundred miles off, there is ..."

Hundred Years' War (The). The struggle between France and England, beginning in the reign of Edward III., 1337, and ending in that of Henry VI., 1453.

"Sous les règnès de Philippe VI. (de Valois), de Jean II., de Charles V., VI., et VII., en France" - Bouillet: Dictionnaire d'Histoire, p. 367 col. 2.
Hungarian One half-starved; intended as a pun on the word hunger (a dinnerless fop).

Hungary Water Made of rosemary, sage, and spices; so called because the receipt was given by a hermit to the Queen of Hungary.

Hunger seasons Food
English: -
   "Hunger is the best sauce."
   "Hunger is good kitchen meat."
French: -
   "Il n'y a sauce que d'appétit."
   "L'appétit assaisonne tout."
Latin: -
   "Optimum condimentum fames." (Socrates.)
   "Optimum tibi condimentum est fames, potionis sitis." Cicero.
   "Manet hodieque vulgo tritum proverbium: Famem efficere ut crudæ etiam fabæ saccharium sapiant." (Erasmus.)
Italian: -
   "La fame e il miglior intingolo."
   "Appetito non vuol salsa."
The contrary: -
   "The full soul loatheth a honey-comb." (Prov. xxvii. 7.)
   "It must be a delicate dish to tempt the o'ergorged appetite." (Southey.)
   "He who is not hungry is a fastidious eater." (Spanish.)
   "Plenty makes dainty."

Hungr (hunger). The dish out of which the goddess Hel (q.v.) was wont to feed

   Hungry as a dog In Latin, "Rabidus fame, ceu canis."
   Hungry as a hawk.
   Hungry as a hunter.
   Hungry as a kite. In Latin, Milvinam appententiam habere." (Plautus.)
   Hungry as a wolf. In French, "Avoir une faim de loup." Another French phrase is "Avoir un faim de diable."

Hungry Dogs Hungry dogs will eat dirty puddings.
   "To the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet." (Prov. xxvii. 7.)
   "When bread is wanting oaten cakes are excellent."
Latin: -    "Jejunus raro stomachus vulgaria temnit." (Horace.)
French: -
   "A la faim il n'y a point de mauvais pain."
   "A ventre affameé tout est bon."
   "Ventre affamé n'a point d'oreilles."
Italian: -
   "L'asino chi a fame mangia d'ogni strame."
German: -
   "Wem kase und brod nicht schmeckt, der ist nicht hungrig."

Huniades, Hunniades or Hunyady (4 syl.). One of the greatest captains of the fourteenth century. The Turks so much feared him that they used his name for scaring children. (1400-1456.) (See Bogie.)

"The Turks employed this name to frighten their perverse children. He was corruptly denominated `Jancus Lain.' " - Gibbon: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, xii. 166.
Hunks An old hunks. A screw, a hard, selfish, mean fellow. (Icelandic, hunskur, sordid.)

Hunt Like Hunt's dog, he would neither go to church nor stay at home. One Hunt, a labouring man in Shropshire, kept a mastiff, which, on being shut up while his master went to church, howled and barked so terribly as to disturb the whole congregation; whereupon Hunt thought he would take his Lycisca with him the next Sunday,-but on reaching the churchyard the dog positively refused to enter. The proverb is applied to a tricky, self-willed person, who will neither be led or driven.

Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hunter. Two lion hunters, or persons who hunt up all the celebrities of London to grace their parties. (Dickens: Pickwick Papers.)
   The mighty hunter. Nimrod is so called (Gen. x. 9). The meaning seems to be a conqueror. Jeremiah says, "I [the Lord] will send for many hunters [warriors], and they shall hunt [chase] them [the Jews] from every mountain ... and out of the holes of the rocks" (xvi. 16).

"Proud Nimrod first the bloody chase began -
A mighty hunter, and his prey was man."
Pope: Windsor.
Hunter's Moon (The). The month or moon following the "harvest moon" (q.v.). Hunting does not begin

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