Usquebaugh to Uzziel
Usquebaugh (3 syl.). Whisky (Irish, uisge-beatha, water of life). Similar to the Latin aqua vita, and the French cau de vie.
Ut Saxon out, as Utoxeter, in Staffordshire; Utrecht, in Holland; outer camp town; the out passage, so
called by Clotaire because it was the grand passage over or out of the Rhine before that river changed
its bed. Utmost is out or outer-most. (See Utgard .)
Strain at [ut. out] a gnat, and swallow a camel.- Matt. xxiii. 24.
Ut Queat Laxis etc. This hymn was composed in 770. Dr. Busby, in his Musical Dictionary, says it is ascribed to John the Baptist, but has omitted to inform us by whom. (See Do.)
U'ta Queen of Burgundy, mother of Kriemhild and Gunther. (The Nibelungen-Lied.)
U'ter Pendragon (chief) of the Britons; by an adulterous amour with Igerna (wife of Gorlois, Duke of Cornwall) he became the father of Arthur, who succeeded him as king of the Silures.
U'terine (3 syl.). A uterine brother or sister. One born of the same mother but not of the same father. (Latin, uterus, the womb.)
Utgard (Old Norse, outer ward). The circle of rocks that hemmed in the ocean which was supposed to encompass the world. The giants dwelt among the rocks. (Scandinavian mythology.)
Utgard-Lok The demon of the infernal regions. (Scandinavian mythology.)
U'ti Possidetis (Latin, as you at present possess them). The belligerents are to retain possession of all the places taken by them before the treaty commenced.
U'ticensis Cato the Younger was so called from U'tica, the place of his death.
Utilitarians A word first used by John Stuart Mill; but Jeremy Bentham employed the word Utility to
signify the doctrine which makes the happiness of man the one and only measure of right and wrong.
Oh, happiness, our being's end and aim ...
Utopia properly means nowhere (Greek, ou topos). It is the imaginary island of Sir Thomas More,
where everything is perfect
U'traquists [Both-kinders ]. The followers of Huss were so called, because they insisted that both the elements should be administered to all communicants in the Eucharist. (Latin, utraque specie, in both kinds.)
Utter and Inner Barristers An utter or outer barrister means (in some cases at least) a full-fledged barrister, one licensed to practise. An inner barrister means a student. (See Nineteenth Century, No. 1892, p. 775, note.)
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