Britannia


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Britannia

1. a female warrior carrying a trident and wearing a helmet, personifying Great Britain or the British Empire
2. (in the ancient Roman Empire) the S part of Great Britain
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It must be confessed that a family likeness pervaded these respectable progeny of Drowne's skill; that the benign countenance of the king resembled those of his subjects, and that Miss Peggy Hobart, the merchant's daughter, bore a remarkable similitude to Britannia, Victory, and other ladies of the allegoric sisterhood; and, finally, that they all had a kind of wooden aspect which proved an intimate relationship with the unshaped blocks of timber in the carver's workshop.
The monstrous stone image of Britannia was lying prone and face downward on the garden path; and there stuck out at random from underneath it, like the legs of a smashed fly, an arm clad in a white shirt sleeve and a leg clad in a khaki trouser, and hair of the unmistakable sandy gray that belonged to Horne Fisher's unfortunate uncle.
To cut an ugly tale short, we fought there on the path in front of the Britannia statue; he was a man of great strength, but I had somewhat the advantage in skill.
As they went along, certainly one of the party, and probably more than one, thought that Bleeding Heart Yard was no inappropriate destination for a man who had been in official correspondence with my lords and the Barnacles--and perhaps had a misgiving also that Britannia herself might come to look for lodgings in Bleeding Heart Yard some ugly day or other, if she over-did the Circumlocution Office.
It might have been Rule Britannia,' muttered Eugene, 'but it wasn't.
exclaimed Pott, with a motion of the hand, indicative of a strong desire to hurl the Britannia metal teapot at the head of the visitor.
In the Brunswick Mountain pendant, about 15 km south of Britannia (Fig.
13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Queen Mary 2's redesigned Britannia Club Balcony staterooms and all-new Britannia Single staterooms will offer passengers more options and a more elegant, modern stateroom experience.
The Britannia is the largest ship, in terms of passenger numbers, to visit Liverpool's cruise terminal.
The House of Britannia Plc, the British luxury investment Group, and its
Britannia cost a staggering PS473m to build, from its initial design to all those little nishing touches.
This week, history was made again when she visited Southampton to name Britannia, P&O Cruises' new vessel.