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Earp, Wyatt

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 108 words.

A US law-enforcement officer, buffalo hunter and gambler (1848–1929) best known for his involvement in the gunfight at

Carker, Mr

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 29 words.

the treacherous manager of the Dombey shipping house in Dickens's Dombey and Son (1848), noted for his hypocritical smile and white and glistening teeth....

Balfour

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 80 words.

surname of the Conservative statesman Arthur James Balfour (1848–1930).

Balfour Declaration a declaration in favour of a Jewish national home in Palestine, issued in ...

workers of the world, unite

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 44 words.

the usual rendering of the closing words of Marx and Engels's The Communist Manifesto (1848), ‘the proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. ...

airs and graces

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 41 words.

an affectation of superiority, recorded from the mid 19th century, as in Thackeray's Vanity Fair (1848), ‘Old Sir Pitt…chuckled at her airs and graces, and would laugh…at her assumptions of...