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Out of God’s blessing into the warm sun. One of Ray’s proverbs, meaning from good to less good. “Ab equis ad asinos.” When the king says to Hamlet “How is it that the clouds still hang on you?” the prince answers, “No, my lord, I am too much iʹ the sun,” meaning, “I have lost God’s blessing, for too much of the sun”—i.e. this far inferior state.

“Thou out of heaven’s benediction comest

To the warm sun.”


To have it out. To contest either physically or verbally with another to the utmost of one’s ability; as, “I mean to have it out with him one of these days;” “I had it out with him”—i.e. “I spoke my mind freely and without reserve.” The idea is that of letting loose pent-up disapprobation.

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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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Oswald’s Well
Othello (in Shakespeare’s tragedy so called)
Othello’s Occupation’s Gone (Shakespeare)
Other Day (The)
Othman, Osman, or Othoman
Otium cum Dig. [dignitate]
Otos
OTrigger (Sir Lucius)
Oui (French for “yes”)
Out
Out-Herod Herod (To)
Out and Out
Out in the Fifteen—i.e
Out in the Forty-five—i.e
Out of Harness
Out of Pocket
Out of Sorts
Out of the Wood
Outis (Greek, nobody)
Outrigger