- skip - Brewer’s

Apex

,

the topmost height, really means the pointed olive-wood spike on the top of the cap of a Roman priest. The cap fitted close to the head and was fastened under the chin by a fillet. It was applied also to the crest or spike of a helmet. The word now means the summit or tiptop.

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

Ants
Anubis
Anvil
Any-how
Aõnian
A ontrance. (French.)
Ape
Apellēs
Apemantus
A-per-se
Apex
Aphrodite
Apioius
A-pigga-back
Apis
Aplomb
Apocalyptic Number
Apocrypha
Apollinarians
Apollo
Apollo Belvidere [Bel-ve-dear]