brimstone


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Synonyms for brimstone

an old name for sulfur

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They have the brimstone and treacle, partly because if they hadn't something or other in the way of medicine they'd be always ailing and giving a world of trouble, and partly because it spoils their appetites and comes cheaper than breakfast and dinner.
Mrs Squeers stood at one of the desks, presiding over an immense basin of brimstone and treacle, of which delicious compound she administered a large instalment to each boy in succession: using for the purpose a common wooden spoon, which might have been originally manufactured for some gigantic top, and which widened every young gentleman's mouth considerably: they being all obliged, under heavy corporal penalties, to take in the whole of the bowl at a gasp.
He was a tall but thin and wiry man, nearly as old as Brimstone, with a very pale face and hands stained a deep blue.
Then, stepping into his extended hand, and condescending to be held out at arm's length, he gave vent to a succession of sounds, not unlike the drawing of some eight or ten dozen of long corks, and again asserted his brimstone birth and parentage with great distinctness.
Daily patrols by Tornados in Iraq since last September have already used Brimstone to devastating effect against cars, armoured vehicles and fortified compounds many times.
FACTFILE Ed WalkEr | was a guest of the Brimstone Hotel & Spa on the Langdale Estate, Great Langdale, near Ambleside, Cumbria.
Visualize leader Bret Stiles (Malcolm McDowell), and former CBI supervising detective Ray Haffner (Reed Diamond) are either the strongest or the weakest Red John suspects at the end of Episode 6, "Fire and Brimstone.
I gaze across the shore line the views are sublime, a picturesque setting of a Cornish scene In cowslip pastures dwells my quaint thatched roof cottage strewn primrose and snow drops I am totally besotted, tossing a penny in the old wishing well for my secret desires it will conjour its spell For my prince to arrive in top hat and tails in time for the ball at Boscastle domain, waltzing and twirling a mood so surreal I could dance until midnight in this enchanted dress A bow and a curtsy my carriage awaits for a spellbinding journey to a bewitching place, in cowslip pastures dwells my quant thatched roof cottage strewn brimstone a flutter I am totally besotted.
Species likely to be seen are small tortoiseshell, peacock, comma and brimstone.
Beginning the second Grey Griffins trilogy by Benz and Lewis, The Brimstone Key contains callbacks to, but requires no familiarity with, previous volumes.
Sandler: I think our sense of evangelism is someone thumping a Bible, screaming about fire and brimstone and that sort of thing.
lt; The decor screams fire and brimstone, except for the occasional family photo and some of his 7-year-old daughter's drawings.
The Spanish legacy to the islands and its people was a kind of medieval Catholicism: fire, brimstone, the butt of a musket.
Bear live witness to fire and brimstone and tech fluidity.
In parallel with the AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire, Alenia Marconi Systems is developing the Brimstone, which has been adopted by the British Ministry of Defence to fulfil SR(A)1238, an anti-armour weapon to supersede the now obsolete BL755 cluster bomb.