So each one boasted of his skill in doing some sort of labor.
At a farmers' market I recently visited, one vendor boasted that all his chickens "retained their dignity throughout their life."
The disciples of the Gnostic Prodicus boasted (Clem.
Proud of her numerous family, six daughters and six sons, she boasted of her superiority to her friend Leto, the mother of only two children, Apollo and Artemis.
The few English strongholds left in Wales were now hard pressed, and Owen boasted that he would meet his enemy in the field.
This view was common among the Greeks, who boasted of being autochthonous.
It was found that, instead of containing nearly 6,000,000 signatures, as its originators had boasted, less than 2,000,000 names were attached to it.
A great temple at Tanis boasted a larger colossus than existed in Thebes: Heliopolis and Memphis must have been lavishly adorned, and the temples of Abu Simbel alone would have been sufficient to satisfy the ambition of many of the great Pharaohs.
Having boasted that he could construct a machine for regulating the inundations of the Nile, he was summoned to Egypt by the caliph Hakim; but, aware of the impracticability of his scheme, and fearing the caliph's anger, he feigned madness until Hakim's death in 1021.
His Timocrate boasted of the longest run (80 nights) recorded of any play in the century.
He plays the lyre at the banquets of the gods, and causes Marsyas to be flayed alive because he had boasted of his superior skill in playing the flute, and the ears of Midas to grow long because he had declared in favour of Pan, who contended that the flute was a better instrument than Apollo's favourite, the lyre.
"Mere English" she boasted of being, and after Englishmen's recent experience there was no surer title to popular favour.
That day Prince Vasili no longer boasted of his protege Kutuzov, but remained silent when the commander-in-chief was mentioned.
Cassiopeia, having boasted herself equal in beauty to the Nereids, drew down the vengeance of Poseidon, who sent an inundation on the land and a sea-monster which destroyed man and beast.
Cicero afterwards boasted openly that he had thrown dust in the eyes of the jury (Quintilian, Instil.
A Roman Catholic could not well have boasted, as Stevinus in a political pamphlet did, that he had always been in harmony with the executive power.
Their seminary in Amsterdam has boasted of many distinguished names - Curcellaeus, Limborch, Wetstein, Le Clerc; and their liberal school of theology, which naturally grew more liberal and even rationalistic, reacted powerfully on the state church and on other Christian denominations.
The bombardment of Beira, the fall of Acre, and the total collapse of the boasted power of Mehemet Ali followed in rapid succession, and before the close of the year Lord Palmerston's policy, which had convulsed and terrified Europe, was triumphant, and the author of it was regarded as one of the most powerful statesmen of the age.
Soon afterwards at Memel he entered into a close alliance with Prussia, not as he boasted from motives of policy, but in the spirit of true chivalry, out of friendship for the young king Frederick William and his beautiful wife.
He himself once boasted that sixteen of the bishops who then occupied the bench had been birched with his "little rod."
He read little, and often boasted that he would have known as little as other men if he had read as much.
From these treatises we learn that the adherents of the new prophecy were very numerous in Phrygia, Asia and Galatia (Ancyra), that they had tried to defend themselves in writing from the charges brought against them (by Miltiades), that they possessed a fully developed independent organization, that they boasted of many martyrs, and that they were still formidable to the Church in Asia Minor.
He began his lectures at Basel by burning the books of Avicenna and others; he afterwards boasted of having read no books for ten years; he protested that his shoe-buckles were more learned than Galen and Avicenna.
All the officers of administration were transferred from Murshidabad to Calcutta, which Hastings boasted at this early date that he would make the first city in Asia.
Murat boasted that he had ioo,000 men behind him, and on his return Massenbach implored his chief to submit to an unconditional surrender, advice which the prince accepted, though as a fact Murat's horses were completely exhausted and he had no infantry whatever within call.
Wallis, who had deftly steered his course amid all the political changes of the previous years, managing ever to be on the side of the ruling power, was now apparently stung to fury by a wanton allusion in Hobbes's latest dialogue to a passage of his former life (his deciphering for the parliament the king's papers taken at Naseby), whereof he had once boasted but after the Restoration could not speak or hear too little.
In the first volume, anticipating an obvious complaint, he had protested against digressions that left the main work to stand still, and had boasted - not without justice in a Shandean sense - that he had reconciled digressive motion with progressive.
He boasted of having been the first to write really "national"' history, and he wished further to show this in a memoir entitled L'Influence de l'histoire des divers etats, ou comment fat allee la France si elle eat eu cette histoire (1840; reprinted in 1841 under the title: Les Francais pour la premiere fois dans l'histoire de France, ou poetique de l'histoire des divers etats).
He contributed to draw up Louis's charter, and in his memoirs boasted of having furnished the text of the proclamation addressed by the king to the French people before his return to France; but it is known now that it was another text that was adopted.
customary to fast during Holy Week; and earlier still the Montanists boasted that they observed a two weeks' fast instead of one.
At the close of the first day's bombardment of Fort Sumter (April 12th, 1861) Leroy P. Walker (1817-1884), the Confederate Secretary of War, boasted that before the 1st of May the Confederate flag would float over the Capitol.
had already, in 1686, in open violation of the law, conferred the deanery of Christ Church at Oxford on John Massey, a person whose sole qualification was that he was a member of the Church of Rome; and the king had boasted to the pope's legate that " what he had done at Oxford would very soon be done at Cambridge."
Had Nabonidus been descended from Nebuchadrezzar he could hardly have failed in his records, which we possess, to have boasted of such a connexion with the greatest Babylonian monarch; yet in none of his inscriptions does he trace his descent beyond his father.
He shared fully in the eccentric family pride; and boasted of his brother's genius even when bitterly opposing him.
After his third capture, in March 1841, he coolly boasted that he had lain under a sofa, and listened to a private conversation between the queen and Prince Albert.
The earliest trace of such contests is to be found in the story of Thamyris, the Thracian singer, who boasted that he could conquer even the Muses in song (Il.
Enriched by these, the countess was able to take an honourable place in society, and many persons believed her relations with Marie Antoinette, of which she boasted openly and unreservedly, to be genuine.
2 This specimen had been given to Canning (a tribute, perhaps, to the statesman who boasted that he had "called a New World into existence to redress the balance of the Old") by Mr Schenley, a diplomatist, and was then thought to be unique in Europe; but, apart from those which had reached Spain, where they lay neglected and undescribed, James Wilson says (Illustr.
Alexander M`Leod boasted in November 1840 that he was one of a Canadian party who, on the 29th of December 1837, had captured and burned a small American steamboat, the "Caroline," and in the course of the attack had shot Amos Durfee.
The island of Griend (or Grind) once boasted a walled town, which was destroyed by flood at the end of the 13th century.
The place-name "Gospel Oak," which occurs in London and elsewhere, is a relic of these rogation processions, the gospel of the day being read at the foot of the finest oak the parish boasted.
It was derived directly from the times of primitive Christianity; from the Saviour himself and his disciples and friends, with whom they claimed to be connected by a secret tradition, or else from later prophets, of whom many sects boasted.
But the triumphant Mountain was not as united as it boasted.
The militant tendency once boasted the largest number of adherents of any far left group in Britain.
It boasted two championship mini-golf courses, go-karting and batting cages.
forewarned of the attack when a German army officer boasted about the attack to a lady in Belgrade.
Roger Ryan, a small time gangster, boasted that his suits cost more than $ 500.00.
It boasted the first marine hatchery in the UK.
But the small minority of advocates boasted one particularly high-profile convert.
The High Street once boasted sixteen inns as Yarm was one of the most important coaching stops on the north-south route.
It was reported that in Las Vegas he met a Texan oilman who boasted that he was worth $ 60m.
Buy right now boasted of his fish the anxiety cdi's flagship racetrack.
Right up to the 1950s their boasted efficiency remained more rhetorical than real.
Thurso and Wick boasted both riflemen and gunners; Halkirk had a rifle corps; Lybster had artillery.
He once boasted he had shot a white rook and later found it was one of his own chickens.
Such defensive armament as she had boasted in the Atlantic was properly stowed away below.
Boasted of his vise president thrall or even to.
It is worth noting that these shelters have never boasted a canopy valance.
Pericles likewise is responsible for the epoch-making splendour of Attic art in his time, for had he not so fully appreciated and given such free scope to the genius of Pheidias, Athens would hardly have witnessed the raising of the Parthenon and other glorious structures, and Attic art could not have boasted a legion of first-rate sculptors of whom Alcamenes, Agoracritus and Paeonius are only the chief names.
A lethargy of well-being, broken only by the pinch of taxation for war-costs, or by outbursts of frantic ferocity and lust in the less calculating tyrants, descended on the population of cities which had boasted of their freedom.
Besides Themison, its systematic founder, the school boasted many physicians eminent in their day, among whom Thessalus of Tralles, a halfeducated and boastful pretender, was one of the most popular.
Indeed the two states may contradict each other, as in the case of the 4th-century Christian pilgrim to Jerusalem who boasted that she had not washed her face for eighteen years for fear of removing therefrom the holy chrism of baptism.
Buy right now boasted of his fish the anxiety cdi 's flagship racetrack.
The series also boasted a tie-in novel written by Davies.
The supercilious man boasted about his salary, knowing that he was much wealthier than those around him.
The Clairol lighted makeup mirrors were designed in the "True to Light" series that boasted excellent lighting capabilities.
The Crystal Mountain ski resort boasted the proud distinction of being rated the best ski resort in the Midwest by Ski Magazine's 2005 Top 60 Resort Guide.
The once highest-paid actor on television boasted a $2 million paycheck-per episode of Two and a Half Men.
FSU has boasted a strong Greek community of fraternities and sororities on campus since 1931, when Iota Alpha Sigma was established.
Macy's has always boasted an impressive men's department, and their formal wear is no exception.
It wasn't so long ago that dresses in extended sizes resembled tents and boasted unappealing, questionable patterns that few women would ever dream of wearing.
The Nokia N95 also boasted the ability to load custom applications and other programs, further adding functionality to a phone.
The petite dynamo boasted a quintessential early 1980s 'do back in those days, punctuated by a cloud of curls and thick bangs cut in a slight bowl shape.
The machine itself often boasted elaborate decorations.
The label's initial interest was a collection of jeans that boasted the perfect fit for the natural curves of a woman's figure.
These "balanced" formulas may be heavily processed and the vitamin and mineral content boasted on the nutrition labels largely rely on artificially inserted nutrients that compensate for the high amounts of processing.
This handbag, labeled the 2.55 model, boasted a delicate quilt pattern crafted with petersham and a jersey lining.
Though the leather version boasted a durable high-quality product, some mothers may have found cloth bags easier to tote around, due to the heavy nature of leather.
These are not the wild, pattern-impressive couture bags boasted by designers like Dolce & Gabbana or Fendi.
Makowsky with the goal of creating handbags that boasted the same luxurious qualities as the big names - without the exorbitant price tags.
The films are the real meat of the Festival and the 2005 event boasted a list of features and shorts it could certainly be proud of.
General Hospital (GH) focuses on several families over the years, most of whom boasted doctors in their family trees.
During the 80s, Hughes boasted very long hair that was ultra-feminine, a contrast to her very strong, forthright and tough character.
Their marriage in 1981 boasted the highest ratings ever of a daytime serial.
While OLTL has never boasted a true super couple like other shows on television, it has without a doubt created some of the most memorable pairings.
The series boasted many familiar faces from soap operas past and present including Marcy Walker, A Martinez, Nancy Grahn, Gordon Thompson, Robin Wright Penn, Justin Deas, Sydney Penny, Kim Zimmer, Lane Davies and Robin Mattson.
After the company achieved success, it went through several ownership and name changes while still producing an exquisite Gruen wristwatch line that boasted innovative features and technology.
Like other mid 20th century timepieces, the first ladies Accurist gold watches boasted Swiss construction combined with an avant-garde style.
The car boasted a lightweight fiberglass body beneath the stainless steel exterior.
Crossover vehicles also boasted the ride, drive, and feel of a car instead of an SUV or truck.
Of course, curled looks aren't the only style boasted by cheerleading hair pieces.
American Fidelity Assurance Company has boasted this high rating consistently for over a decade.
Among others, it boasted a spyware-free program (something LimeWire users can't really count on).
Although the iPod before it boasted the first colored screen in the series, actual video playback is a new feature.
Natalie White initially boasted about how her life had not changed much after winning Survivor: Samoa, but it was not long before she began busying herself with pubic speaking engagements and other appearances.
Yes, in 1977, Star Wars boasted no roman numeral, no 'A New Hope' subtitle; it stood alone.
This version also boasted Laurence Olivier as Van Helsing.
As of August 2008, Windows Live Spaces boasted more than 120 million registered users globally.
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