from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An appliance for loosening frozen logs by horse-power, consisting of a strong, heavy timber and a chain terminating in a heavy swamp-hook. The timber is placed upright beside the log to be loosened, the chain fastened around it, and the hook inserted low down on the opposite side of the log. Leverage is then applied by a team hitched to the upper end of the upright timber.
- noun A form of brace or stay, used in long and otherwise flexible machines to secure strength and rigidity under the stress of operation at high speed. Particularly used in such textile-machinery as roving-frames.
- In lumbering, to direct the fall of (a tree) by means of a lever and pole.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun An Israelite of Bible record (see Judges xiii.), distinguished for his great strength; hence, a man of extraordinary physical strength.
- noun (Naut.) In deep-well boring, the post which supports the walking beam of the apparatus.
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- proper noun biblical An
Israelite judgein the Old Testamentwho performed feats of strengthagainst the Philistinesbut was betrayedby Delilahhis mistress.
- proper noun by extension Any very strong man.
- proper noun A male
- proper noun An English
surnamederived from the given name.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun (Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah
- noun a large and strong and heavyset man
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SAMSON AND DELILAH 1949 Lamarr ' s last really great film, made in glorious Technicolor, gave her the role she was born to play: Delilah, the Bible temptress who is the undoing of Samson.
SAMSON - Many around Samson knew Bruce Maloy as their town's comedian, a goodhearted, wiry little jokester who was always boasting about hitting it big someday.
SAMSON | Many around Samson knew Bruce Maloy as their town's comedian, a goodhearted, wiry little jokester who was always boasting about hitting it big someday.
I called Samson to tell him I would be away for the night and to watch the borders of the valley for strangers.
They end up getting into a one sided feud with drug king pin Samson Simpson (Clarence Williams).
I was reminded of the lines Milton gives to the Messenger in Samson Agonistes: "I sorrow'd at his captive state, but minded/Not to be absent at that spectacle."
Eisner Award-winning scribe Jeph Loeb, artistic legend While Portacio, inker Danny Miki and colorist Dean White, the truth behind Samson is revealed!
Samson is "Blind among enemies, O worse than chains."
Friday at 7 p.m. "SAMSON AND DELILAH" Samson is kicked out of the shack where he lives with his brother, and Delilah's grandmother dies, leaving her without a home.
With Robbie Baldwin popping his cork, Normie has been forced to call in assistance, and Doc Samson is about to change the nature of the Thunderbolts dramatically by his very presence …