Archive for the ‘Bi-products’ Category

Corky Arms

April 18, 2007

King Lear, [3.7.30]. Corn. “Bind fast his corky arms.”

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From the Cork Oak.

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Rye-straw hats

April 11, 2007

The Tempest, [4.1.134-138].Iris. “You sunburnt sicklemen, of August weary,/ Come hither from the furrow and be merry./ Make holiday; your rye-straw hats put on/ And these fresh nymphs encounter every one/ in country footing.”

Sugar (v.)

March 12, 2007

Othello, [1.3.219]. Brabantio, “These sentences, to sugar or to gall,/ Being strong on both sides, are equivocal./ But words are words. I never yet did hear/ That the bruis’d heart was pierced through the ear.”

Sap

February 22, 2007

Antony and Cleopatra, [3.13.231-232]. “Come on, my queen,/ There’s sap in’t yet.” Also “branchless” at [3.4.26].

Grain

February 20, 2007

Antony and Cleopatra, [2.7.22-24]. “As it ebbs, the seedsman/ Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain,/ And shortly comes to harvest.”