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Idler

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Was published monthly from February 1892 to March 1911. Founded as a ‘gentleman's magazine’ for the newly educated white-collar class by Robert Barr, it was co-edited by Jerome K. Jerome ...

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Idler

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 15 words.

English: nickname for a lazy person, from Middle English idel (see Idle 2).

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idly

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 128 words.

drily, kylie, Riley, shyly, slyly, smiley, Smily, wily, wryly • idly • kindly • wifely • likely •

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idler

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 152 words.

beguiler, compiler, Delilah, filer, Isla, miler, reviler, smiler, styler, tiler, Tyler • idler • stifler, trifler •

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idly

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 127 words.

drily, kylie, Riley, shyly, slyly, smiley, Smily, wily, wryly • idly • kindly • wifely • likely •

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idler

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 152 words.

beguiler, compiler, Delilah, filer, Isla, miler, reviler, smiler, styler, tiler, Tyler • idler • stifler, trifler •

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idle

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An idle brain is the devil's workshop those who do not apply themselves to their work are most likely to get into trouble (compare the Devil finds work for idle hands to do). The saying is...

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idleness

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Idleness is the root of all evil proverbial saying, early 15th century; the idea has been attributed to the French theologian, monastic reformer, and abbot St Bernard of Clairvaux...

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idle

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. 110 words.

an idle brain is the devil's workshop those who do not apply themselves to their work are most likely to

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idle

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 38 words.

An unloaded engine slowly running when the throttle is at a pre-set, almost-closed position is said to be idling. The

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idleness

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. 37 words.

idleness is the root of all evil proverbial saying, early 15th century; the idea has been attributed to the French

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