from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • By poison or witchcraft.


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  • "To break the eggshell after the meat is out we are taught in our childhood, and practise it all our lives; which, nevertheless, is but a superstitious relict, according to the judgment of Pliny, and the intent hereof was to prevent witch-craft [to keep the fairies out]; for lest witches should draw or prick their names therein, and veneficiously mischief their persons, they broke the shell, as Dalecampius hath observed."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 32, June, 1860


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  • Little does ruzuzu know what I put in the frosting!


    December 18, 2012

  • Hm. Cake or death... um.... I'll have cake, please!

    December 18, 2012

  • By poison or by witchcraft. Take your pick.

    December 17, 2012