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Midnight Oil

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Late hours.

Burning the midnight oil. Sitting up late, especially when engaged on literary work.

Smells of the midnight oil. Said of literary work, which seems very elaborate, and has not the art of concealing art. (See Lamp.)

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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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Mid-Lent Sunday
Midas
Midas-eared
Midden
Middle Ages
Middlesex
Midgard
Midgard Sormen (earth’s monster)
Midi
Midlothian
Midnight Oil
Midrashim (sing. Midrash)
Midsummer Ale
Midsummer Madness
Midsummer Men
Midsummer-Moon Madness
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Midwife (Anglo-Saxon, mid, with; wif, woman)
Miggs (Miss)
Mignon
Mikado (Japan, mi, exalted; kado, gate)