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Home (1 syl.)

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(Anglo-Saxon, hām.)

Our long home, the grave.

Who goes home? When the House of Commons breaks up at night the door-keeper asks this question of the members. In bygone days all members going in the direction of the Speaker’s residence went in a body to see him safe home. The question is still asked, but is a mere relic of antiquity.

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

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Holy Wars
Holy Water
Holy Week
Holy Writ
Holy Maid of Kent (The)
Holy of Holies (The)
Holy Water Sprinkler
Holywell Street (London)
Holystone
Home
Home, Sweet Home
Homer
Homer a Cure for the Ague
Homer in a Nutshell
Homer Sometimes Nods
Homer’s Critics
Homeric Verse
Homœopathy
Honest (h silent)
Honest George

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