A device employed in Anglo-Saxon poetry in which the name of a thing is replaced by one of its functions or qualities, as in "ring-giver" for king and "whale-road" for ocean.
any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality
a break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
composers and storytellers of Anglo-Saxon poetry
passing reference or indirect mention
conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author
a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
witty language used to convey insults or scorn
(old-fashioned or informal) in a little while
so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
to make repayment or to return
make believe with the intent to deceive
quarrelsome, fond of fighting
to flood, overflow; to overwhelm by numbers or size
capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
a small room (in large old British houses) next to the kitchen
affectedly dainty or refined
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
ones who disagree
a state of deep-seated ill-will
greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement
explained in detail
a small wood or thicket.
remaining the same for indefinitely long times
reluctant to give or share
relating to or caused by parasites
having a secret or hidden meaning
readily reacting to suggestions and influences
impossible to repress or control
Occuring or continuing after a person's death
an artful or simulated semblance
the keeper of a public house
Political groups that agree on objectives and policies; the origins of political parties.
expressiveness; persuasive speech
foul and run-down and repulsive
expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language
dug up; exposed something hidden
not easy, requiring hard work; hardworking
(of farmland) capable of being farmed productively
a disposition free from stress or emotion
the quality of being at right angles to a given line or plane (especially the plane of the horizon)
a tall staff or pole on which a flag is raised
quality of being disposed to evil
material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
murdering an infant
surrender on terms or conditions
A parasite disease in animals
in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock
placed in a specific division of a system of classification
consent to, give permission
discharged as too old for use or work
guilt as an accomplice in a crime or offense
someone who buys up old horses for slaughter
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