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nut, n. 6.c. British slang. A fashionable or showy young man. Cf. knut n., nutty adj. 4. Obsolete. 1904   in Notes & Queries (1913) 26 July 78/1   I'm one of the nuts, one of the nibs. 1913   Punch 12 Feb. 115/1   Spring socks will be black and Spring ties a quiet blue. A strike of nuts is expected at any moment. 1920   W. J. Locke House of Baltazar xvii....


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In context in ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, the poem ‘The Haunted Palace’ is a conceit (an extended metaphor) in which the palace represents Roderick Usher’s head, and its occupants his thoughts. In the story, the poem is introduced by the narrator in a manner that recommends this interpretation to the reader: The words of one of these rhapsodies I have ...


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The revolutionary general's wife is young and beautiful. Since he is about to be executed for treason, her life is going to change a lot. She will likely be imprisoned or tortured to reveal what she knows about her husband's activities—e.g., other conspirators in the rebellion, etc.. As a woman, she is also vulnerable to sexual assault in this situation. To ...


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He made very, very, very small letters, on microscope slides. These were sent to the young lady in question, who used a microscope to read them.


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"The Blue Cross" was the first Father Brown story, published (according to Wikipedia) in 1910. The technology of photo microdots had been known for some decades by then.


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As far as I can remember, the name of the story is "The Other Side", I read this story as part of the CBSE English curriculum, either in class XI or XII, sometimes in 1999/2000. I have been searching for this story, however, couldn't find it till now. Maybe the name of the story was changed. I tried to get hold of the English textbooks of the time ...


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