- skip - Brewer’s

Rice thrown after a Bride

.

It was an Indian custom, rice being, with the Hindûs, an emblem of fecundity. The bridegroom throws three handfuls over the bride, and the bride does the same over the bridegroom. With us the rice is thrown by neighbours and friends. (See Marriage Knot.)

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

Rhyme
Rhymer
Rhyming to Death
Ribaldry
Ribbon Dodge (The)
Ribbonism
Ribston Pippin
Ricardo
Ricciardetto
Rice Christians
Rice thrown after a Bride
Rich as Crœsus
Rich as a Jew
Richard Cœur de Lion
Richard II.’s Horse
Richard III.’s Horse
Richard Roe
Richard is Himself again
Richard of Cirencester
Richarda
Richborough, Richeboro, or Ratesburgh (a Roman fort in the time of Claudius)