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333. A quatre épingles. (Fr.)— With four pins. A man whose
dress is distinguished by an affectation of dandyism, is
épingle du jeu.—To get out of a scrape.
age of the eagle. A vigorous old age.
not catch flies. Motto of Lords Graves and Churston.
Cf. in same sense, Elephantus non capit mures. (L.)
Prov.-An elephant doesn't catch mice. 336. A raconter ses maux, souvent on les soulage.
Corn. (Polyeucte, 1, 3).-In relating our misfortunes,
we often feel them lightened. 337. Aranearum telas texere. (L.)—To weave a spider's web.
To employ a sophistical argument. 338. Arbeit, Mässigkeit, und Rub Schlägt dem Arzt die Thüre zu.
(G.) Prov. Labour, Temperance, and Repose
Slam the door on the Doctor's nose.
Baoideùs toll ovuttoolov (king of the feast). Cf. Quem
the prize of beauty to the most fair.
the tree is down, every one gathers wood. The meanest
when it is overthrown.
ipse nunquam : vir magnus leges, instituta, rempublicam
in short, under the same conditions ?
The tree of life is Christ, the fruit by faith we taste.
343. Arcana imperii. (L.)-State secrets. The mysteries of
governing.. (2.) Arcana regum. Curt. 4, 6, 5.—The secrets of kings. (3.) Jovis arcanis Minos admissus. Hor. C. 1, 28, 9.–Minos admitted to the secrets of Jove. Cabinet secrets, still more the (as yet) undivulged programme
of a Prime Minister, would be Jovis arcana, the secret counsels of Jupiter. 344. Arcanum neque tu scrutaberis ullius unquam ; Commissumque teges, et vino tortus et irâ.
(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 37. Avoid all prying: what you're told, keep back,
Though wine and anger put you on the rack.-Conington. 345. Αρχή γαρ λέγεται μεν ήμισυ παντός εν ταις παροιμίαις
čpyov. (Gr.) Plat. 466, D.-For, according to the pro
verb, the beginning is half the whole business. 346. Arcui meo non confido. (L.)—I do not trust to my bow.
John Wilkes' motto. 347. Ardeat ipsa licet, tormentis gaudet amantis. (L.) Juv.
A lover's torments give her spiteful joy. (?) 348. Ardentia verba. (L.)-Glowing words.
(L.)— Glowing words. Expressions of great warmth and ardour. Thoughts that glow, and words that burn." (?) Cf. Orator gravis, acer, ardens. Cic. Or. 28, 99.-A powerful, ready, and passionate
speaker. 349. Ardua cervix
Argutumque caput, brevis alvus, obesaque terga,
Points of a good horse.
Brawny his chest, and deep.-Dryden.
A. A. 2, 537.—I am attempting an arduous task: but
virtue only attempts what is hard. 351. A re decedunt. (L.)—They wander from the point. Irre
levant matter. 352. Arenæ funis effici non potest. (L.) Col. 10, præf. § 4.
You can't make a rope of sand. Cf. the Greek equivalent, ég äppov oxouvíov TéKELV.-Aristid. (2.) Arena
éį semina mandas Non profecturis litora. bubus aras.
Ov. H. 5, 115.--You are sowing the sands, and plough-
As. 1, 1, 74.—I have received her dowry, and in return
married for money.
You may mould damp clay to any form you please.
formed in the direction you desire.
Quod dicet, dicas : quod negat illa, neges.
To a lover.
And let your looks with hers their motions keep. -Ed.
(1.) Argumentum ab impossibili plurimum valet in lege. (L.)
Law Max.-An argument founded upon impossibility of per-
tinguished from (10.) Argumentum ad rem, or ad judicium. -Arguments bearing on the real question, or addressed to the judgment, and when unfairly pressed come under the head of
Fallacies. 358. Argutos inter strepere anser olores. (L.) Virg. E. 9, 36.
To gabble like a goose amidst the swan-like quire. —Dryden. 359. "Aplotov uèv üdwp. (Gr.) Pind. Olymp. 1, 1.-Water is
best. Inscription over the Pump room at Bath. 360. "A protov uétpov. (Gr.) or (L.) Optimus modus.-A mean,
or moderation is best. Saying of Cleobulus, one of the
seven wise men of Greece. 361. Arma cerealia. (L.) Virg. A. 1, 177.—The arms of
Ceres. Term comprehending the implements connected with the making of bread (grinding, baking, etc.), and may be extended to mean agricultural implements,
farmers' gear, tools, and tackle. Arma pacis fulcra. (L.)
Arms are the supports of peace. Motto of Hon. Artillery Company. 363. Arma tenenti Omnia dat, qui justa negat. (L.) Luc. 1, 348.
To armed opponents he grants all he can
If he withhold what's right.-Ed. 364. Armati terram exercent, semperque recentes Convectare juvat prædas, et vivere rapto.
(L.) Virg. A. 7, 748. In armour sheathed, they till their soil, Heap foray up, and live by spoil.—Conington.
Part of the quotation forms the motto of Spectator (No. 130)
on Gipsies, and is rendered by DrydenA plundering race, still eager to invade,
On spoil they live, and make of theft a trade. 365. Armé de foi hardi. (Fr.)—Bold from being armed with
faith. Motto of Viscount Cranbrook. 366. Armoiries parlantes. (Fr.) Punning arms. A crest, or
coat of arms, designed in rebus fashion, to express symbolically the bearer's name. Thus a buck couchant on a
ton would stand for Buxton. 367. Armuth ist der sechste Sinn. (G.) Prov.-Poverty is the
sixth sense. 368. Armuth schändet nicht. (G.) Prov.-Poverty is no
disgrace. 369. Arrectis auribus adsto. (L.) Virg. A. 2, 303.—I wait
with listening ear.
370. Ars artium omnium conservatrix. (L.)—The art that pre
serves all other arts—viz., printing. Inscription on façade
of Laurent Koster's house at Haarlem, 1540.
Si latet ars
required for the perfection of his work, to appear on the sur.
appear easy, unlaboured, in a word, natural.
Brevit. Vit. 1), vitam brevem esse, longam artem.
The fox knows many tricks, but the hedgehog only one,
-The fox knows many tricks, the cat only one great one,
-viz., to run up a tree.
wasted limbs become languid.
laughter, or, Homeric laughter.
of the part of the Eton Latin Grammar treating of the
his propria quæ maribus.
seems beautiful: a pig to a pig.
(Fr.) Désaugiers, Dîner de Madelon.