Sagan of Jerusalem to St. Monday
Sagan of Jerusalem, in Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel, is designed for Dr. Compton, Bishop of
London; he was son of the Earl of Northampton, who fell in the royal cause at the battle of Hopton Heath.
The Jewish sagan was the vicar of the sovereign pontiff. According to tradition, Moses was Aaron's
Sagittarius, the archer, represents the Centaur Chiron, who at death was converted into the constellation so called. (See next article.)
Sagittary A terrible archer, half beast and half man, whose eyes sparkled like fire, and struck dead like
lightning. He is introduced into the Trojan armies by Guido da Colonna.
The dreadful Sagittary
Sagramour le Desirus A knight of the Round Table, introduced in the Morte d'Arthur, Lancelot du Lac, etc.
Sahib (in Bengalee, Saheb). Equal to our Mr., or rather to such gentlemen as we term Esquires. Sahiba is the lady. (Arabic for lord, master.)
Sail You may hoist sail. Cut your stick, be off. Maria saucily says to Viola, dressed in man's apparel-
Will you hoist sail, sir? Here lies your way.. To set sail. To start on a voyage.
To strike sail. (See Strike.)
Sail before the Wind (To). To prosper, to go on swimmingly, to meet with great success, to go as smoothly and rapidly as a ship before the wind.
Sailing under False Colours Pretending to be what you are not. The allusion is to pirate vessels, which hoist any colours to elude detection.
Sailing within the Wind or Sailing close to the Wind. Going to the very verge of propriety, or acting
so as just to escape the letter of the law. The phrase, of course, is nautical.
The jokes [of our predecessors] might have been broader than modern manners allow, but ... the masher sails nearer the wind than did his ruder forefathers.- Nineteenth Century, November, 1892, p. 795.
Ea defended himself by declaring that he did not tell Hasisadra anything; he only sent her a dream. This was undoubtedly sailing very near the wind.- Nineteenth Century, June, 1891, p. 911.
Sailor King William IV. of England, who entered the navy as midshipman in 1779, and was made Lord High Admiral in 1827. (1765, 1830-1837.)
Saint Kings and princes so called: - Edward the Martyr (961, 975-978).
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