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Topic: The Battle of Valmy
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:41:19 AM
But the order had been misunderstood, and it was the plateau of Valmy which Kellermann occupied with General Valence and the Due de Chartres, who, at the head of twelve battalions of infantry and twelve squadrons of artillery, particularly distinguished himself in the battle.

– Jules Verne, The Flight to France or, The Memoirs of a Dragoon (1887), Chapter XXIV
Topic: be cleaned out
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:30:21 AM
Da Fontano the promoter came there, and Ed Legros and James B. (“Rot–Gut”) Ferret and the De Jongs and Ernest Lilly—they came to gamble and when Ferret wandered into the garden it meant he was cleaned out and Associated Traction would have to fluctuate profitably next day.

– Francis Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Chapter IV
Topic: Shel Silverstein (1932)
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020 3:24:11 PM
Ian Ventham had bought two to look quirky in sales photos and it had got out of hand, as these things do.

– Richard Osman, The Thursday Murder Club, Part One “Meet New People and Try New Things”, 3.
Topic: (one's) nerves are shot
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020 1:09:55 PM
There could be no question that she had been shot.

– James Fenimore Cooper, The Deerslayer: The First War Path, Chapter XVIII
Topic: iniquity
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020 7:57:42 AM
In relation to the contentions made by the parties the documents will fall to be disclosed if any of the following arguments succeed: (4) That privilege does not attach to the documents by reason of the operation of the iniquity principle (the “Iniquity Principle Argument”).

– Garvin Trustees Ltd v The Pensions Regulator [2014] UKUT B8 (TCC) (17 November 2014), par. 13.
Topic: The Maze Prison Escape (1983)
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020 4:59:33 AM
Deep within my heart I cherish’d Angel forms of peace and love,
Which have fled, their short joys perish’d.

– Heinrich Heine, (Early Poems) Songs of Love, Love’s Lament
Topic: Black Friday (1869)
Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:36:37 PM
Every Friday five crates of oranges and lemons arrived from a fruiterer in New York—every Monday these same oranges and lemons left his back door in a pyramid of pulpless halves.

– Francis Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Chapter III.
Topic: misgiving
Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:18:06 AM
Accordingly any misgiving she may have had about the protection afforded to her by the order of 20 February is now overtaken by happy events.

– Le Foe v Le Foe & Anor [2002] EWCA Civ 1018 (19 June 2002)
Topic: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896)
Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:33:09 AM
Zelda, a ‘golden girl’ had had high medical care bills, her husband was struggling with financing the opulent lifestyle. Zelda was struck by the schizophrenia. Shortly before marriage, F. Scott Fitzgerald engagement was broken off until, within one year he had been successfully published. Perhaps, the decision of a marriage was taken by her too hastily.
Topic: wash (someone's) mouth out (with soap)
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:42:51 PM
Wilmar (USA) 1M wrote:
taurine wrote:
I did not get a sip, although mother dipped a bit of cloth into the several spoonfuls she got for the baby and wiped my mouth out.

– Jack London, The Star Rover or The Jacket, Chapter XIII, (1915)



Good quote, but does not demonstrate the idiom.


It was my intention to demonstrate a flaw in respect of treatment to which the children can be subjected. The relevant person, that is, a mother, has not made reasonable efforts to comply with legislation forbidding reckless endangerment of children in determining the amount of consideration given to the children. It is likely to cause harm to children.