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Moscow

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So called from the river Moscowa, on which it is built.

The monarch of Moscow. A large bell weighing 193 tons, 21 feet high, and 21 feet in diameter.

[So-and-So] was my Moscow. The turning-point of my good fortune, leading to future shoals and misery. The reference is to Napoleon’s disastrous expedition, when his star hastened to its setting.

“Juan was my Moscow [the ruin of my reputation].”


Byron: Don Juan, xi. 56.

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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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Morther
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Mortlake Tapestry
Mortstone
Morven
Mosaic Work
Moscow
Mosen (Spanish)
Moses Horns
Moses Rod
Moses Slow of Speech
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Mote and Beam (Matt. vii. 3–5)
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