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Letter of Uriah (2 Sam, xi. 14)


A treacherous letter of friendship, but in reality a death-warrant. (See Bellerophon.)

“However, sir, here is a guarantee. Look at its contents; I do not again carry the letters of Uriah.”—Sir W. Scott: Redgauntlet, chap. xvi.

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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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Lethean Dew
Letter of Credit
Letter of Licence (A)
Letter of Marque
Letter of Orders (A)
Letter of Pythagoras (The)
Letter of Safe Conduct
Letter of Uriah (2 Sam, xi. 14)
Letters Missive
Letters Overt
Letters Patent
Letters at the Foot of a Page
Letters of Administration
Letters of Bellerophon
Letters of Horning
Letters of Junius