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Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

The name used for various forms of whirl and usually descriptive of the type of material being raised from the surface, such as dust devil, snow devil, steam devil, and water devil. Some...

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devil

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 457 words.

be a devil! said when encouraging someone to do something that they are hesitating to do. informal

better the devil

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devilled

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Food grilled or fried after coating with condiments or breadcrumbs. See also butter, devilled.

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devilled

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 15 words.

Food grilled or fried after coating with condiments or breadcrumbs. See also butter, devilled.

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devilled

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 15 words.

Food grilled or fried after coating with condiments or breadcrumbs. See also butter, devilled.

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Devil

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 299 words.

In folk traditions, the Devil is sometimes a powerfully evil tempter and destroyer, sometimes a stupid enemy whose plans fail

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devil

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 86 words.

The word diabolos is used in the *LXX to translate Hebrew *Satan, and ‘devil’ is an English

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devil

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 86 words.

The word diabolos is used in the LXX to translate Hebrew Satan, and ‘devil’ is an English alternative used

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devil

Edited by Douglas Gray.

in The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 1320 words.

The devil (called Satan or Satanas (Hebrew ‘adversary’) was prominent in medieval theological discussion, in penitential and homiletic literature, and

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devil

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 655 words.

in Christian and Jewish belief, the supreme spirit of evil, Satan. The Devil is traditionally represented with horns, cloven hooves,

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