from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of sirup made by the Indians of Arizona from the fruit of some cactaceous plant (probably the Cereus giganteus).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cobbler.


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  • If any physician in the mean time shall infer, Ne sutor ultra crepidam, and find himself grieved that I have intruded into his profession, I will tell him in brief, I do not otherwise by them, than they do by us.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Having been a sutor to a Widdow whom he called Black Besse, who rejected him and married another, he observed in his Sermon out of one of the Psalmes; That David prayed to God, not to Saint or Angell, nor yet to black Besse, who was then in the Church before him.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Understand then Noble Chynon, that Pasimondo, the onely glad man of thy misfortune, and diligent sutor after thy death, maketh all hast hee can possibly devise to do, to celebrate his marriage with thy faire Mistresse: because he would plead possession of the prey, which Fortune (when she smiled) did first bestow, and (afterward frowning) tooke from thee againe.

    The Decameron

  • Ne sutor ultra crepidam said Apelles to the cobbler who, having told him he had carved the sandals incorrectly, went on to criticize the whole statue: you're a cobbler, you may criticize my work but not above the sandal.

    'Harvest of Sorrow'

  • So hoping of thy favourable censure, knowing that the least judicious are most ready to judge, I expose them to thy view, with Apelles motto, _Ne sutor, ultra crepidam_.

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters

  • There is a portrait of Dogget the celebrated comedian (said to be the only one extant, but query if it is not Penkethman?), representing him dancing the _Cheshire Round_, with the motto "_Ne sutor ultra crepidam_."

    Notes and Queries, Number 28, May 11, 1850

  • [Sidenote: Guilthdacus king of Denmarke.] was encountred by Guilthdacus king of Denmarke, the which had laid long in wait for him, bicause of the yoong ladie which Brenne had maried, for whome he had bĂ©ene a sutor to hir father Elsing of long time.

    Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (3 of 8)

  • _ A cobbler, despite the ancient saw, _ne sutor ultra crepidam_, intently devouring the "folio of four pages."

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 576, November 17, 1832

  • But next day when the cobbler ventured to criticise the legs, the painter came forth from his hiding-place and recommended the cobbler to stick to the shoes -- advice which in the words of the Latin version of the story also has been adopted as a proverb, _Ne sutor ultra crepidam_ ( "Let not the shoemaker overstep his last").

    Little Folks (November 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • Ne supra crepidam sutor judicaret (Let not a shoemaker judge above his shoe).



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