109 Metaphors for terms

Lastly, the term is the joy of the city, a dear friend to countrymen, and is never more welcome than after a long vacation.

This principle was acceptedalthough the term "Navy Board" was not reinstitutedthe Admiralty Board being divided into two Committees, one for Operations and one for Materiél, the whole Board meeting at least once a week, as required, to discuss important questions affecting both sides.

[Footnote A: Author's life plus seven years, or forty-two years from date of publication, whichever term is the longer.

Her favorite term of reproach was 'Injin' and 'nigger,' and when they failed separately to express her feelings, she put the two together, a compliment always paid the Hessians, when she had occasion to mention them.

The English corresponding term is luncheon: but how meagre a shadow is the European meal to its glowing Asiatic cousin!

The "charge" outas Reno termed itwas virtually a stampede, and many did not know of the departure until too late to start, no well-defined and well-understood order having been given to that effect.

A convenient term for this state of affairs to which, perhaps, in our statutes, we are approaching, is "allowable socialism"; private property is recognized, but its use is regulated.

While his ship finished loading its cargo in Iquique, he came in contact with the crowd of workers from the saltpeter works,"broken-down" [originally a term of contempt is now a complimentary by-name] Chileans, laboring men from all countries, who did not know how to spend their day's wages in the monotony of these new settlements.

The moving forces in the moral world are the same as those in the physical world; in the latter they are called attraction and repulsion, in the former, love and hate; that which the moralist terms self-love is the same instinct of self-preservation which is familiar in physics as the force of inertia.

Word was at once sent to General Johnston after Grant's departure that the, only terms that could be considered was a surrender of the army, and that the details of such surrender Sherman would himself arrange with Johnston.

Brace had said the terms were Latin; he presumed that his Latin was like his law; he thought it was old law French.

The maximum term is forty weeks in both city and country districts.

This term, which we borrow from the remarkable work on "Digestion and its Derangements," by Dr. Thomas K. Chambers, of London, is only the slightest of the many obligations which we hasten to acknowledge ourselves under to this author, as will appear from citations in the course of this article.

Certain it is, that to most boys the first term is a trying ordeal.

True, his second term of office had been in some ways the antithesis of his first.

But both these terms, as we know them in history, are survivals from some prehistoric state of things; and whether they were originally applied to a hundred of houses, or of families, or of warriors, we do not know.

I would try this eager girl if her terms were reasonableand they were.

A term frequently encountered in law is indenturea certain form of contract.

A Northamptonshire term for goose-grass (Galium aparine) is pig-tail, and the pig-nut (Brunium flexuosum) derived this name from its tubers being a favourite food of pigs, and resembling nuts in size and flavour.

The term for this latter condition amongst revivalists was "the power," and it was distinctly a phenomenon sought for as the evidence of divine grace.

" Archdeacon Hare says the Sweet-William, designated the "painted lady," was dedicated to Saint William (June 25), the term "sweet" being a substitution for "saint."

They thought, that the terms, they sent, were terms of weight, which would have amazed all, and stumbled many; but the consternation is now over, and their foes stand upright, as before.

The Sanskrit terms of the Jains are: 1. ahi[.m]sâ, 2. sûnrita, 3. asteya, 4. brahmâchârya, 5. aparigraha; those of the Brahmanical ascetics: 1. ahi[.m]sa, 2. satya, 3. asteya, 4. brahmâchârya, 5. tyâga.]

The cruel method of capture described above was so general that, as Taylor himself tells us, the native term for courtship was he aru aru, literally, a following or pursuing after; and there was also a special expression for this struggling of two suitors for a girlhe puna rua.

You must not suppose that the terms used in defining a word are its absolute synonyms, or may be substituted for it indiscriminately.

109 Metaphors for  terms