Ulysses' Bow to Under which King, Bezonian?
Ulysses' Bow Only Ulysses could draw his own bow, and he could shoot an arrow through twelve rings.
By this sign Penelope recognised her husband after an absence of twenty years.
This bow of mine sang to me of present war ... `I have heard but once of such a weapon ... the bow of Odysseus,' said the queen.- H. Rider Haggard: The World's Desire, bk. ii. chap. i.Uma consort of Siva, famous for her defeat of the army of Chanda and Munda, two demons. She is represented as holding the head of Chanda in one of her four hands, and trampling on Munda. The heads of the army., strung into a necklace, adorn her body, and a girdle of the same surrounds her waist.
Umber The paint so called was first made in Umbria, Italy.
Umble-pie A pie made of umbles- i.e. the liver, kidneys, etc., of a deer. These refuse were the perquisites
of the keeper, and umble-pie was a dish for servants and inferiors.
The keeper hath the skin, head, umbles, chine, and shoulders.- Holinshed: Chronicle, i. 204.Umbra Obsequious Umbra, in Garth's Dispensary, is Dr. Gould.
Umbrage To take umbrage. To take offence. Umbrage means shade (Latin, umbra), a gloomy view.
Umbrella Common in London in 1710. First used in Edinburgh by Dr. Spens. First used in Glasgow
in 1780. Mentioned by Drayton in his Muscs Elizium (1630); but Drayton evidently refers to a sort of
fan. Quarles's Emblems (1635) also uses the word to signify the Deity hidden in the manhood of Christ.
Nature is made th' umbrella of the Deity (bk. iv. emblem 14). Drayton's lines are:
And like umbrellas, with their feathers,The Graphic tells us, An umbrella is now being made in London for an African potentate which, when unfurled, will cover a space sufficient for twelve persons. The stick is ... fifteen feet long.- March 18th, 1894, p. 270.
The Tatler, in No. 238 (October 17th, 1710), says:
The young gentlemen belonging to the Custom House ... borrowed the umbrella from Wilk's coffee- house.So that umbrellas were kept on hire at that date.
Jonas Hanway (born 1712) used an umbrella in London to keep off the rain, and created a disturbance among the sedan porters and public coachmen. So that probably umbrellas were not commonly used in the streets at the time.
The tucked-up semstress walks with hasty strides,
Or underneath thè umbrella's oily shedUmbrella as, under Gladstone's umbrella, means dominion, regimen, influence. The allusion is to the umbrella which, as an emblem of sovereignty, is carried over the Sultan of Morocco. In Travels of Ali Bey (Penny Magazine, December, 1835, vol. iv. 480), we are told, The retinue of the sultan was composed of a troop of from fifteen to twenty men on horseback. About 100 steps behind them came the sultan, mounted on a mule, with an officer bearing his umbrella, who rode beside him on a mule. ... Nobody but the sultan himself [not even] his sons and brothers, dares to make use of it.
As a direct competitor for the throne- or, strictly speaking, for the shereeflan umbrella- he [Muley Abbas] could scarcely hope to escape.- Nineteenth Century, August, 1892, p. 314.In 1874 the sacred umbrella of King Koffee Kalcalli, of the Ashantees, was captured. It was placed in the South Kensington Museum.
U'na (Truth, so called because truth is one). She starts with St. George on his adventure, and being driven by a storm into Wandering Wood, retires for the night to Hypocrisy's cell. St. George quits the cell, leaving Una behind. In her search for him she is caressed by a lion, who afterwards attends her. She next sleeps in the hut of Superstition, and next morning meets Hypocrisy dressed as St. George. As they journey together Sansloy meets them, exposes Hypocrisy, kills the lion, and carries off Una on
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