He had never used the nickname – always before it had been Cynthia.
ABRAHAM-MEN, the nickname for vagrants who infested England in Tudor times.
The nickname had been given him by three other salesmen at the office.
It became a leading text-book in the nascent university, and its popular description as the Liber pauperum gave rise to the nickname pauperistae applied to Oxford students of law.
KIZILBASHES (Turkish, "Red-Heads"), the nickname given by the Orthodox Turks to the Shiitic Turkish immigrants from Persia, who are found chiefly in the plains from KaraHissar along Tokat and Amasia to Angora.
" His physical vigour in old age earned him the popular nickname of the Grand Old Man.
Jackson always picked some condescending nickname for her beaus.
His pet nickname for you.
The name Gheg (Gege-a) is not adopted by the Ghegs themselves, being regarded as a nickname; the designation Tosk (Toske-a) is restricted by the Tosks to the inhabitants of a small region north of the lower Viossa (Toskeria).
The smile, the nickname – both made her feel better.
It was on this occasion that he earned the nickname of "Ironsides," applied to him now by Prince Rupert, and afterwards to his soldiers, "from the impenetrable strength of his troops which could by no means be broken or divided."
His honesty and sincerity in business and politics gained him the nickname "Golden Rule" Jones.
The name Abaelardus (also written Abaelardus, Abaielardus, and in many other ways) is said to be a corruption of Habelardus, substituted by himself for a nickname Bajolardus given to him when a student.
The men soon accepted Pierre into their family, adopted him, gave him a nickname ("our gentleman"), and made kindly fun of him among themselves.
The present bridge, the work of Antonio or Giovanni Contino, whose nickname was da Ponte, dates from 1588-91, and cost 250,000 ducats.
Instead of plundering to support his prodigality, he emptied his private treasury to assist distressed provinces and cities, and everywhere exercised rigid economy (hence the nickname Kv'Avowpicmis, " cummin-splitter").
From these injuries he slowly recovered, but he long continued to stammer in his speech, whence the nickname, adopted by himself, of "Tartaglia."
The earl of Huntingdon was probably a nickname for a hunter.
The soldier's boot (caliga, from which the emperor Gaius derived his nickname, Caligula) was in reality a heavy hobnailed sandal with a number of straps wound round the ankle and lower leg.
The form Drakul - devil - by which this line is known in history is no doubt a nickname given by the rival line.
The legislature of New Jersey passed a special law, enabling him, as an alien, to own real property, and it is said to have been in reference to this that the state received its nickname "Spain."
of party he could not definitely join any one faction, and so earned the nickname KbOopvos (a stage-boot fitting either foot).
"I don't know it's name. It was with Lunchmeat at the Immortal stronghold," Jared said, using his nickname for Katie.
So intensely aristocratic (hence his nickname 6 AoXoiSopos, "he who rails at the people") was his temperament that he declined to exercise the regal-hieratic office of 1 3avLAeus which was hereditary in his family, and presented it to his brother.
Pumpkin's vegetable nickname didn't come from his size.
"It's nicer than your nickname for him," Evelyn pointed out.
Do you remember his nickname?
Malebranche gave all causation to God; and the acosmist - as Hegel called him, in repudiation of Bayle's nickname " atheist " - Spinoza, from the premises of Carte.
One authority says of the crowd which gathered there: "They had the hair of their heads very few of them longer than their ears, whereupon it came to pass that those who usually with their cries attended at Westminster were by a nickname called Roundheads."
(From this practice the sect received the less commonly used nickname "Dompelaers," meaning "tumblers.") They accept implicitly and literally the New Testament as the infallible guide in spiritual matters, holding it to be the inspired word of God, revealed through Jesus Christ and, by inspiration, through the Apostles.
Townshend's belief in the growing of turnips gained him the nickname of " Turnip Townshend."
Thus from the very first she appeared in the light of a partisan, having against her all the enemies of Choiseul and of the Austrian alliance, and was already given the nickname of "l'autrichienne" by mesdames the king's aunts.
To this fact the very nickname " Brownists," usually given to early " Separatists " by accident, but Congregationalists in essence, is itself witness.
The extensive use as building material of cream-coloured brick made in the vicinity gives the city its nickname, "the Cream City."
In 1858 he was appointed minister for the Colonies and Algeria, and his administration aroused great hopes, but his activity was diverted into a different channel by his sudden marriage 1 Derived, it is supposed, from the nickname "Plomb-plomb," or "Craint-plomb" (fear-lead), given him by his soldiers in the Crimea.
He was apprenticed to a goldsmith currently named Francia, and from him probably he got the nickname whereby he is generally known; he moreover studied design under Marco Zoppo.
A dungeon bears the nickname of "Wallace's Beef Barrel."
He was given at an early age the nickname of Lackland because, unlike his elder brothers, he received no apanage in the continental provinces.
His dogmatic and fearless attitude in controversy earned for him the nickname "Pope Gib."
It was, historically, only a personal nickname of Geoffrey, as was " Beauclerc " of his father-in-law (Henry I.) and " Curtmantel " of his son (Henry II.), and was derived from his wearing in his cap a sprig of the broom (genet) plant, "which in early summer makes the open country of Anjou and Maine a blaze of living gold."
He was high in favour with Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz and fell much under the influence of General Ignatiev, the forceful Russian ambassador before the war of 1877-78, his subserviency to Russia earning for him the nickname of "Mahmudoff."
The nickname cartridge-prince (Kartdtschenprinz) bestowed upon him during the troubles of 48 was undeserved; but he was notoriously opposed to Liberalism and, had he followed his own instincts, he would have modified the constitution in a reactionary sense.
He was eloquent (hence his nickname "the Siren") but controversial in tone.
It was in connexion with this exploit that Angus acquired the nickname of "Bell-the-cat."
He cancelled, however, the increase of the pay granted by Walid and thus earned the nickname of the Nagis (diminisher).
The name Khorrami, or Khorramdini, "adherent of the pleasant religion," seems to be a nickname.
An unhappy propensity to duelling, the origin in Arkansas of the bowie-knife, - from an alleged use of which Arkansas received the nickname, which it has always retained, of the " toothpick state," - and other backwoods associations gave the state a reputation which to some extent has survived in spite of many years of sober history.
He was an early adherent of Luther, and, becoming elector of Saxony by his brother's death 1 This incident earned for him among the Parisians the contemptuous nickname of "John of Lagny, who does not hurry."
The reign of " Brother Sacristan, " the nickname given to Joseph by Frederick the Great, was one continual suppression of superfluous abbeys, feast-days, pilgrimages.
His nickname Parapinaces (" starver") was due to his causing the price of wheat to rise.
He shifted his ground in politics with every new moon, and the world fastened on him the nickname, which he himself adopted in his "champagne" speech, of the weathercock.
Of humble origin, he appears to have earned a livelihood as a porter; hence his nickname of "Sack-bearer" (IaKK&s, for vaKK040pos).
BLANKETEERS, the nickname given to some 5000 operatives who on the Toth of March 1817 met in St Peter's Field, near Manchester, to march to London, each carrying blankets or rugs.
ABECEDARIANS, a nickname given to certain extreme Anabaptists, who regarded the teaching of the Holy Spirit as all that was necessary, and so despised all human learning and even the power of reading the written word.
It has been suggested that the name arose from the cry they used when approaching their nocturnal rendezvous; but it is more probable that it was derived from a nickname applied to their leader Jean Cottereau (1767-1794).
She was born at Caserta, on the 26th of April 1782, and received a careful education which developed the naturally pious and honourable disposition that earned for her in the family circle the nickname of La Santa.
Factories extend for miles along the banks of all three rivers into the tributary valleys, and are the cause of Pittsburg's nickname, " The Smoky City."
He was hampered by none of that exaggerated respect for the rebels which earned Sir Colin Campbell the nickname of Old Khabardhar (Old Take-Care); but carried to an extreme the policy of audacity.
C. His original name was Tyrtamus, but he later became known by the nickname "Theophrastus," given to him, it is said, by Aristotle to indicate the grace of his conversation.
Warwick represented the better side of the -victorious cause; he was no mere factious king-maker, and his later nickname of the last of the barons by no means expresses his character or his position.
The rebellion was headed by well-known adherents of the earl, and the nickname of Robin of Redesdale seems to have covered the personality of his kinsman Sir John Conyers.
He introduced Burke to William Gerard Hamilton (1759), now only remembered by the nickname "single-speech," derived from the circumstance of his having made a single brilliant speech in the House of Commons, which was followed by years of almost unbroken silence.
His original name was Bassianus; his nickname Caracalla was derived from the long Gallic tunic which he wore and introduced into the army.
Before it is j oined by the Wisconsin, the Mississippi 1 The badger is not found in the state, and the name probably originated as a nickname for those lead miners N.
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With but four drachmae in his possession he came to Athens, where he listened first to the lectures of Crates the Cynic, and then to those of Zeno, the Stoic, supporting himself meanwhile by working all night as water-carrier to a gardener (hence his nickname (1 3 p€/wrXrls).
Lapp is almost certainly a nickname imposed by foreigners, although some of the Lapps apply it contemptuously to those of their countrymen whom they think to be less civilized than themselves.'
As to his personal appearance we only know that he had a long cleft beard, whence his nickname of Tiugeskaeg or Fork-Beard.
They repaid him with the opprobrious nickname of " Sheemas-a-Cacagh," or dirty James.
Somers was against such a measure; but Godolphin, who was believed to be personally alluded to in one of these harangues under the nickname of "Volpone," urged the necessity of a prosecution, and gained the day.
Private envy and public misconceptions very soon summed up her excessive unpopularity in the menacing nickname, LAutrichienne.
He cut his hand in his eagerness, and declared that the blood of a king was well shed in securing the destruction of such an instrument whence his popular nickname of Peter of the Dagger (delPunejalet).
This aspirate, expressed by j, often has no etymological origin; for example, Jimdalo, a nickname applied to Andalusians, is simply the word Andaluz pronounced with the strong aspiration.
His drunkenness produced a corpulency which brought him the nickname Mirabeau Tonneau ("Barrel Mirabeau"); but he was not lacking in some of that insight which marked his brother.
They had the help of Moslem adventurers from the Levant, of whom the most successful were Arouj and his brother Khair-ed-Din, natives of Mitylene, both of whom were known to the Christians by the nickname of Barbarossa or "Redbeard."
He had never used the nickname â€“ always before it had been Cynthia.
The smile, the nickname â€“ both made her feel better.
Although he was very big he was incredibly agile and elegant, thus his nickname.
Always stay anonymous, using a nickname all the time.
armaments factory, hence the nickname the team later acquired: " The Gunners " .
Despite the fact that nobody is ever going to nickname him Charisma Kerry, the man is an animated conversationalist during interviews.
The mystery of how the line acquired its nickname still eludes the author.
fiery temperament earned him the nickname of the ' Red Monk ' .
Due to their shape, anglers give them the nickname of dustbin lids or slabs.
They are the only Scottish team to win the European Cup, beating Inter Milan in 1967 to earn the nickname The Lisbon Lions.
Lebanon 6 Which island acquired the nickname of George Cross Island?
If even anyone deserved the nickname of ' Lukewarm ' it has to be him.
A witty subeditor coined a nickname for the operation that immediately stuck: the Frying Squad.
The road was given the nickname " Sacred Way " by the French.
His extraordinary, stoic bravery earned him unconditional tributory awe from the Establishment, and the affectionate family nickname ' one leg ' .
Such was his reputation for escaping from prison that he acquired the popular nickname, ' the Welsh Houdini ' .
In turn the parents of Korean children often give then a unique nickname within the family.
nickname 'the Gibbet Mill ' from the events just described.
Patton's childhood nickname is consistent with his sanguine temperament.
He earned the nickname Alex due to his striking resemblance to a large marine turtle in Sea World Skegness.
His fiery temperament earned him the nickname of the ' Red Monk ' .
I bet you'd all like to know why his old wrestling partner back in high school got the nickname woody.
The antagonism between the "black" and the "white marquess" (the latter being the nickname given to Carmarthen in allusion to his sickly appearance), which had been forgotten in their common hatred to the French policy and to Rome, revived in all its bitterness.
It was no doubt a nickname given to the family on account of their red or tawny beards (Lat.
Skilful manipulation of the electoral returns enabled these two parties to hold office in fairly regular rotation; hence arose the popular nickname of rotativos, applied to Progressives and Regenerators alike.
The British colonist is as capable of a grim jest as the Transvaal Boer, and this action of Mr Schreiner's won for him the nickname " Ammunition Bill."
As a nickname the term "agnostic" was soon misused to cover any and every variation of scepticism, and just as popular preachers confused it with atheism in their denunciations, so the callow freethinker - following Tennyson's path of "honest doubt" - classed himself with the agnostics, even while he combined an instinctively Christian theism with a facile rejection of the historical evidences for Christianity.
You are a Madame de Genlis and nothing more" (this nickname, bestowed on Vera by Nicholas, was considered very stinging), "and your greatest pleasure is to be unpleasant to people!
Brown Bess Nickname of the British smoothbore musket, originally applied to the Long Land Pattern musket.
I bet you 'd all like to know why his old wrestling partner back in high school got the nickname woody.
My sister's attitude earned her the nickname of Sassy as a child.
You can use the baby's name or nickname, or just have something cute like "Mama's boy" or "Daddy's girl" stitched on the piece.
You have nine months to find the right name, to decide whether or not you'll want to use a nickname, or to decide if you will call your baby by his or her initials.
Simple personalized pacifiers can bear your baby's name or nickname, a word or phrase that makes you laugh, or they may even be part of a personalized gift set that includes a personalized onesie and pacifier.
You can find quality pacifiers imprinted with your baby's name or the fun phrase or nickname of your choice.
In others, they may have only been addressed by a nickname.
Scooch, Bumpalump, Beamis, Waffle, BadCat; if you call the cat by the nickname often enough, it will soon recognize that you mean it and response accordingly.
As for length, the nickname "runaway freight train" says it all.
A mediocre player may have a nickname, such as "MadPokerPlayer".
Be on a first-name basis, or even use a catchy nickname.
Miley is actually a nickname, which is a shortened form of "Smiley," but the name stuck.
All you have to do is accept the Java script, enter a nickname, and enter the room.
If you are shy about using your name, use a nickname.
Add the bridal party member's first, last or nickname to the back of the shirt.
Curtis Jackson became 50 Cent, a nickname he had earned in rehab.
Rod Stewart gave him the nickname of "Sharon", and Elton named Stewart "Phyllis".
He earned the nickname "Fresh Prince" early on in life, and it would stick throughout his career.
He appeared in many movies with members of the "Brat Pack", a nickname given to actors including Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, and Judd Nelson.
His childhood nickname is Slider Hollywood.
Vincent Pastore - His real name may not ring a bell, but this Soprano's star had an unfortunate and unforgettable nickname on the HBO mob drama.
Her grin garnered her the nickname of "smiley."
The nickname Smiley turned into Miley when she was a baby and has stuck with her ever since.
"New York" was the nickname that Flavor Flav gave Pollard during her first season run on Flavor of Love.
She has since filed to trademark the nickname to use in her television series, as well as a line of diapers and other baby products she hopes to introduce.
Michelle "Bombshel" McGee - if you think that nickname is bad, she claims to have nicknamed him "Vanilla Gorilla," which isn't exactly cute, right?
His nicotine addiction has earned him the nickname "Harry Puffer" in the British media.
She picked up the nickname "Joey" when she was very young.
Known by the nickname of "La Toti" to her five brothers and sisters, the very studious Vergara attended a bilingual Spanish/English school and enjoyed spending time on the farm, swimming in the river and riding horses.
He got his nickname when he was a young child, though no one knows for sure where it came from.
She sought help from addiction specialist Yefim Shubentsov (who goes by the nickname The Mad Russian) and used hypnosis to rid herself of the habit.
Do you want a full formal name, initials, or a nickname?
Thick and comfortable, the bathrobe can also be personalized to have your young man's name or nickname on the right breast of the coat, so everyone will know who it belongs to!
As a plus, you can have the garments personalized with a child's name or nickname.
These dancing bears have become a code within the "Deadhead" community, but most avid fans understand that the dancing bear icon was made famous due to the band's sound engineer's early childhood nickname, "Bear".
The port offers 300 miles of waterways, which helped earn the port the nickname: "Venice of America."
I was still too filled with grief after my original Governor's passing to call my new pet Govvy Jr. Little Man stuck, mainly because my dog really responded to this nickname.
His early nickname was "El Perrero" which means "the dogman" in Spanish.
If you have a special nickname or an inside joke with someone who will see you in your pajamas, there's a good chance you can surprise them and have a good laugh by choosing a pair that reflects the nickname or joke.
Lacoste also added a tiny embroidered crocodile to the breast of the shirt to honor the nickname sportscasters had given him.
Get two-star ratings for a double-starred nickname and three-star ratings for a triple-starred nickname.
If you are not on the initial screen with your nickname and gender, then click the very first icon in the upper left corner.
The top, left, center, and right icons are for favorite color, birthday, nickname, and personal message, respectively.
He later adopted the nickname "The Red Cyclone" for his 360-degree techniques, and was invited to represent Russia in the second world warrior tournament.
His nickname is "The Southern Comet", and he is the only character in the series designed by Capcom USA.
Parents may also decide to give the child a fetal nickname instead such as Peanut, Squirt, Wiggle Worm or Bean.
If you prefer to be known by your second name or a nickname, you can add this information to the form.
Apparently it helped to have a nickname to gain admittance to the Alcatraz club.
The name is based on her childhood nickname and the line reflects her personal style.
In fact, trunks made of this fabric earned the nickname "Bullet Proof".
This title was a deliberate misspelling, playing on the royal title of Sarah Ferguson, whose nickname the two women share.
Much has been made of Ms. Palin's nickname, Sarah Barracuda.
If you've ever heard of a floss bikini, that's a popular nickname for a thong.
His real name is Dr. Henry Jones, Jr., but he decided to up the "cool" factor by adopting the family dog's name as his nickname, Indiana.
The players compete against one another in feats of trivia about the show as well as jumbled words and nickname challenges.
Design a unique loving nickname or a special greeting.
You can search by name, email address, and nickname if your friend commonly uses a particular online alias.
You may want to use your first name and a number combination or use a nickname you are comfortable with.
Have his nickname or her first name embroidered on the pocket or left breast area.
Jewelry with something engraved, like a nickname or a line from "your" song or a poem.
In fact, the Asscher cut sometimes goes by the nickname of "square emerald cut."
Make sure your e-mail address sounds professional; stick to some variation of your name instead of a cutesy nickname from college.
After winning the match, Lacoste was granted the nickname "le Crocodile" by the American public.
Her nickname "Bloody Mary" comes from her persecution of the Protestants.
Bloody Mary is the black nickname for Queen Mary I or Queen Mary Tudor, eldest daughter of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.
Queen Mary preferred the methods of the Spanish Inquisition and the very public executions fed into her 'Bloody Mary' nickname.
The murdered woman also had an unusual nickname and in each of the separate regressions, all three of the subjects gave the same nickname for the same woman.
Section 8 is the nickname for the Housing Choice Voucher Program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The nickname stuck and was quickly turned into an alligator logo, which Lacoste had embroidered onto his blazer.
The Emmy was named for the "Immy," which was a nickname for the image orthicon tubes used in early television cameras.
Spinner Nelson (played by Shane Kippel) earned his nickname from his bouts with ADHD.
They earned the nickname from their original sponsored broadcasts on radio.
Jasper/Jax (GH) - The bold, romantic playboy is swoon worthy giving credence to the unusual name and nickname for boys.
Frannie (ATWT) - A classic nickname for Francis, Frannie Hughes offers an offbeat, but modern take on the old-world name.
These tattoos can also include the dates of someone's birth and death, as well as their name or nickname, to make the angel even more personal.
Many companies offer this service and the name or nickname of a child can be written on the watch so it is always visible.
Herkie jumps are named after Lawrence Herkimer, a male cheerleader whose nickname was "Herkie".
They changed their name in response to running back Paul Hornung's nickname, "The Golden Boy."
Try your company's logo, your favorite cartoon character or even a stylized version of your nickname.
Personalization: Have a special nickname or his first name embroidered on the breast pocket of the robe.
During the recording of "Give 'Em Enough Rope", Sandy Pearlman gave Headon the nickname "The Human Drum Machine", because he never made mistakes.
The name of her debut album stems from a childhood nickname that has stuck with her throughout her life.
These enduring qualities have been responsible for his breakaway success as an artist and have earned him the nickname The King of Country.
This decision, and many other tough calls, have earned her the nickname "Iron Butterfly" in music circles.
Tiffany is referred to as New York, which is a nickname she earned during her stint on Flavor Flav's dating show.
In the first episode there is a nickname ceremony where the brothers give the girls representative names.
This wasn't really a nickname because it's her first name, but the brothers claimed she can sing well.
The show is also responsible for her nickname, "New York," which Flav assigned her during the show's premiere episode.
In fact, she gave herself her own nickname, HBIC, which stood for "head b--ch in charge."
Another fact about Tyra Banks is that her nickname is "BBQ".
He earned his nickname Bear when he just one week old.
Owens, who is also commonly known by the nickname T.O., was a big fan of sports from the time he was young, but he was not allowed to play himself until he entered high school.
JWOWW is the nickname of a cast member on MTV's reality show, Jersey Shore.
Jenni brought the nickname "JWOWW" with her to the Jersey Shore TV series because when she enters clubs where she is well known, everyone calls out "Hey, Jwoww!"
Federline began the Fit Club at 232 pounds, wanting to rid himself of the nickname "K-Fat."
Greg Powell, who goes by the nickname Special Greg, is Travis Pastrana's cousin.
She earned the nickname "The Rapping Receptionist" for her frequent on-air rhyming on the job.
He has since earned the nickname ''The Voice of Missouri,'' a reference to his Sikeston, Missouri, home.
They also find a sole survivor, the small girl who goes by the nickname 'Newt' (played by Carrie Henn).
Legolas's nickname is Greenleaf, probably because it just sounds more manly than the elvish translation that means Nimbleleaf.
You can have fun trying out various names for your game persona or even if you're considering one as a nickname.
These faded brown jackets garnered the confederates with the nickname Butternuts.
Commonly the uniform was dyed gray but could also be done in a brownish-gray, which led to the nickname "Butternuts."
The stiff leather collars found on dress blue Marine Corps uniforms has garnered the Marines the nickname leathernecks.
The nickname of "gentle shepherd" was given him because he bored the House by asking over and over again, during the debate on the Cider Bill of 1763, that somebody should tell him "where" to lay the new tax if it was not to be put on cider.
His father was called Bonaccio, most probably a nickname with the ironical meaning of "a good, stupid fellow," while to Leonardo himself another nickname, Bigollone (dunce, blockhead), seems to have been given.
Van Buren did not originate the system, for it was already well developed when he entered public life; but the nickname of "Little Magician" which presently attached to him testifies to the skill with which he exploited it, and to the popular impression which his political methods produced.
Its situation, general plan and literary associations suggested a comparison that gave Edinburgh the name of " the modern Athens "; but it has a homelier nickname of " Auld Reekie," from the cloud of smoke (reek) which often hangs over the low-lying quarters.
Some are said to maintain that it was an abbreviation of a childish nickname, "le petit volontaire."
He became secretary to the Assembly, and the violence of his attacks on the ancien regime won him the nickname of "Crieur de la Marne."
Its statements earned Sanders the nickname of Dr Slanders in England; but a considerable number of the " slanders " have been confirmed by corroborative evidence, and others, e.g.
Tancred was a good soldier, though his tiny stature earns from Peter of Eboli the nickname "Tancredulus."
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