Store to Straw
Store (1 syl.). Store is no sore. Things stored up for future use are no evil. Sore means grief as well as wound, our sorrow.
Stork, a sacred bird, according to the Swedish legend received its name from flying round the cross of
the crucified Redeemer, crying Styrka! styrka! (Strengthen! strengthen!). (See Christ, in Christian
Twill profit when the stork, sworn foe of snakes,Storks' Law or Lex Ciconaria. A Roman law which obliged children to maintain their necessitous parents in old age, in imitation of the stork. Also called Antipelargia.
Storm in a Teapot A mighty to-do about a trifle. A storm in a puddle.
Storms The inhabitants of Comacchio, a town in Central Italy, between the two branches of the Po,
rejoice in storms because then the fish are driven into their marshes.
Whose townsmen loathe the lazy calm's repose,Cape of Storms. So Bartholomew Diaz named the south cape of Africa in 1486, but King John II. changed it into the Cape of Good Hope.
Stormy Petrel (A). An ill omen; a bad augury.
Dr. von Esmarch is regarded at court as a stormy petrel, and every effort was made to conceal his visit to the German emperor.- The World, 6th April, 1892, p. 15.Stornello Verses are those in which certain words are harped on and turned about and about. They are common among the Tuscan peasants. The word is from tornare (to return).
Ill tell him the white, and the green, and the red,Storthing (pron. stor-ting). The Norwegian Parliament, elected every three years (Norse, stor, great; thing, court.)
Stovepipe Hat (A). A chimney-pot hat (q.v.).
High collars, tight coats, and tight sleeves were worn at home and abroad, and, as though that were not enough, a stovepipe hat was worn.- Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, September, 1891.Stowe (1 syl.). The fair majestic paradise of Stowe (Thomson: Autumn). The principal seat of the Duke of Buckingham.
Stowe Nine Churches A hamlet of Stowe, Northamptonshire. The tradition is that the people of this hamlet wished to build a church, and made nine ineffectual efforts to do so, for every time the church was finished the devil came by night and knocked it down again.
Strabo (Walafridus). A German monk. (807-849.)
Strain (1 syl.). To strain courtesy. To stand upon ceremony. Here, strain is to stretch, as parchment
is strained on a drum-head. When strain means to filter, the idea is pressing or squeezing through a
canvas or woollen bag.
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