Old Nick


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Old Nick

Satan himself. [Western Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 755]
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Phillip said he had something to show me and took me into the yard and pulled back a tarpaulin sheet and there was Old Nick with a big crack in him.
Young Jack and his mother, Ma, are permanently locked inside a small room - their interaction with the outside world limited to television and occasional visits from the sinister Old Nick.
The rest of the 500ml range, including Young's Ram Rod, Old Nick and Young's Special, will make their new-look debut this month and in March.
Among them is Asteroth, a minion of the Old Nick himself, disguised as a female with false feet over his hooves.
Dessert, which consisted of English Trifle, was served with Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, and Young's Old Nick.
For Isabella founder, 26-year old Nick Ogden, the site and the company is a way to send a strong message both to consumers and big business.
For while Dave Cameron deludes himself in the notion that he was "born to rule", poor old Nick Clegg must console himself in the reality that he was "born to be fooled".
Known as Old Nick, the carved wooden sculpture, with its piercing eyes, was ordered by an architect who had lost out on a contract to redesign St Mary's Church in the centre of Swansea in the 1890s.
In the ensuing melee, the strapping model of St Nick came off worst as the rider in question - seemingly spurred on by Old Nick - wrestled it to the deck.
Spin Magazine" raves, "Eighteen-year old Nick Carter is by far the most popular Boy -- he's the youngest and looks a lot like Leonardo DiCaprio.
Over the centuries the devil has had many names, including Beelzebub (Lord of the Flies), the Deuce, the Great Deceiver, Mephistopheles, the Father of Lies, the Prince of Darkness, Old Nick, Old Mr Grim, Old Scratch, Old Splitfoot, the Black Spy, the Gentleman in Black, El Diablo and Bogey.
I look forward to having the old Nick Clegg back, confident in making clear the Liberal Democrat position, as well as being pluralist enough to work with the Conservative party on tackling the deficit.