- skip - Brewer’s

Lane

.

No evil thing that walks by night, blue meagre hag, or stubborn unlaid ghost, no goblin, or smart fairy of the mine, has power to cross a lane; once in a lane, the spirit of evil is in a fix. The reason is obvious: a lane is a spur from a main road, and therefore forms with it a sort of τ, quite near enough to the shape of a cross to arrest such simple folk of the unseen world as care to trouble the peaceful inmates of the world we live in.

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

Land of Myrrh
Land of Nod (The)
Land of Promise
Land of Shadows (Gone to the)
Land of Stars and Stripes (The)
Land othe Leal (The)
Landau
Landeyda
Landière (French, 3 syl.)
Landscape (A)
Lane
Lane
Lane (The)
Lane
Lanfusa’s Son
Lang Syne (Scotch, long since)
Langbourn Ward (London)
Langstaff (Launcelot)
Language
Langue dOc
Langue dOil

Linking here:

Long Lane
Royal Arms