- skip - Brewer’s

Ag ate

.

A very diminutive person. Shakespeare speaks of Queen Mab as no bigger than an agate-stone on the fore-finger of an alderman.

“I was never manned with an agate till now.”


Shakespeare: 2 Hen. IV. i. 2.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Aft-meal
Agag
Agamarshana
Agamemnon
Aganicē
Aganippe
Agape
Agapemone
Agape tæ
Agate
Ag ate
Agatha
Agathà (St.)
Agave
Agdistes (self-indulgence)
Age as accords (To)
Age of Animals
Age of Women (The)
Age of the Bishops (The)
Age of the Popes (The)
Agĕ hoc