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Evil absolutely used is as the universal principle or nature of wickedness. Hie,
here. Putten, to extract, to exhaust, and so to extinguish, to neutralize, to annul.
Noose, noise, mischief, badness, annoyance. Uit, wt, out. Afjonst, 2
Bol, head, intellect. A LIGHT HEART AND A THIN PAIR OF BREECHES. In the
sense of, a cheerful appearance (the putting a cheerful face upon events, viewing
them on the bright side) is of great use in life, and belongs only to happy natures.
And man is here as humankind, human nature, quality of kind. " Suffisith The but
that thy wits be »MAD, To have as grete a grace as Noe had." — CHAUCER. Mr.
Tooke's derivation of mad from the old verb to met (mete) in the sense of, ...
Trouw, truth, religion, belief; that which nature reveals to the breast of the
individual ; that which he feels [knows] in relation to himself to be true. For truth
imports certainty in regard to man (both as the individual and the kind)
Pug-nose is evidently from the nose natural to this, species of dog.
TATTERDEMALLION. As one whose general appearance prognosticates his
being in a destitute state ; one whose look announces the want of necessary
means. Dat er de ...
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Anyone who has enjoyed the mad book of "French" nursery rhymes, "Mots d'Heures: Gousses, Rames" by Luis van Rooten will love this account of the "Dutch" origins of, not only old English nursery rhymes, but also common phrases like "Raining cats and dogs", expressed in real Dutch words that sound like the original, but translate as something quite different!
It's a long read, and probably more meaningful if you speak Dutch, but good for a straight-faced laugh, if you know what I mean!
I was also impressed by some of the nursery rhymes that haven't survived into modern English, because they are so politically incorrect.