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  • n. arse


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Shortened from Aristotle, Cockney rhyming slang for bottle, itself shortened from bottle and glass, Cockney rhyming slang for arse.


  • Winter said he was betting against Eric in aris . . .


  • Inscribed underneath were the words Agripp(ina) Aug(usta) divi Claud(ii) Neronis Caes(aris) mater, “Agrippina Augusta, mother of the divine Claudius Nero Caesar.”

    Caesars’ Wives

  • The genius's drive to create prolifically may be biological, Gardner suggests, "aris [ing] from a temperament that seeks arousal."

    The Puzzle Of Genius

  • Does the life coaching come with a free kick up the aris?

    Ms R's new look dictatorship

  • Rome, fought at that time pro aris et focis, for their hearths and altars.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Thus it is that the weakness of our intellect and the perversity of our will lend each other mutual support; and that, generally, a disputant fights not for truth, but for his proposition, as though it were a battle pro aris et focis.

    The Art of Controversy

  • He was a tall, lean, aris-tocralic Naval Academy graduate whose talent lay more in establishing himself as Ie grand phoque at the poolside cocktail bar at the cercle sportif than playing full-contact mud-sucking with the Khmer Rouge.

    Rogue Warrior

  • Falstaff's discourse on honor in I Henry IV is a paradoxical redefinition of an aris - tocratic value long unquestioned but, after the decline of active feudalism, a topic for the anti-idealist para - doxists of the Renaissance.


  • This apocalyptic program involved a reformation of the sacerdotal aris - tocracy that controlled the cultus of the Temple at

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Each culture has a life of about a thousand years, in which it passes through four stages, comparable to the four seasons; an agricultural and heroic spring; an aristocratic summer in which towns emerge; an autumn in which cities grow, absolute monarchies subdue aris - tocracies, and philosophy and science flourish; then finally, a winter of plutocracy and political tyranny, made possible by advanced technology and public administration.



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