Oreb


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Oreb

(ō`rĕb), in the Bible, Midianite prince defeated by Gideon.
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Of Mans First Disobedience, and the Fruit Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal tast Brought Death into the World, and all our woe, With loss of EDEN, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat, Sing Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret top Of OREB, or of SINAI, didst inspire That Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed, In the Beginning how the Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of CHAOS: Or if SION Hill Delight thee more, and SILOA'S Brook that flow'd Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventrous Song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above th' AONIAN Mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhime.
She had selected "Paradise Lost" from her shelf of classics, thinking, I suppose, the religious character of the book best adapted it to Sunday; I told her to begin at the beginning, and while she read Milton's invocation to that heavenly muse, who on the "secret top of Oreb or Sinai" had taught the Hebrew shepherd how in the womb of chaos, the conception of a world had originated and ripened, I enjoyed, undisturbed, the treble pleasure of having her near me, hearing the sound of her voice--a sound sweet and satisfying in my ear--and looking, by intervals, at her face: of this last privilege, I chiefly availed myself when I found fault with an intonation, a pause, or an emphasis; as long as I dogmatized, I might also gaze, without exciting too warm a flush.
Having already taken steps to prevent the gods of Mainframe from coming to Blue by returning the fragment of the goddess Scylla that has secretly been hiding in his bird Oreb to her original body on old Urth, (58) he also takes steps to try and prevent the influence of the Mother over the new colonists on Blue by finding Seawrack, and taking her back to the Whorl with him.
Shafiq Ahmed's 116 set up Brandon's 249 and then Andrew Oreb (4-14) and Scott Hobson (3-25) had Park 96 all out.
But he may by then have set his sights on another mountain altogether--Mount Oreb.
6) For reflections on the impact of tourism--and the Sword Dance Festival, in particular--on the island's sword dances, see Goran Oreb and MiLan Oreb, "Role of Korcula's 'Festival for Knightly Dances' in the Preservation of Traditional Values," in Proceedings, 21st Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, 2000.
Milton invokes the aid of the "Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret top/of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire" Moses.