Silas


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Silas

(sī`ləs), in the Acts of the Apostles, early Christian leader and companion of Paul on two missionary journeys. Probably he is the Silvanus mentioned frequently in the Letters.
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A farmer by the name of Silas Ph " and then he stopped.
Says your uncle Silas is like a changed man, on account of all this quarreling.
In the early years of this century, such a linen-weaver, named Silas Marner, worked at his vocation in a stone cottage that stood among the nutty hedgerows near the village of Raveloe, and not far from the edge of a deserted stone-pit.
Martin had let the contract for the new house and barn to Silas Fletcher, Fallon's leading carpenter, who had the science of construction reduced to utter simplicity.
Tavistock itself lies two miles to the west, while across the moor, also about two miles distant, is the larger training establishment of Mapleton, which belongs to Lord Backwater, and is managed by Silas Brown.
Silas Sloane has a handsome new apple-leaf pattern.
He was quite willing to satisfy our curiosity, and in a few minutes we learned that the Streak had come in after dark from San Francisco; that this was what might be called the trial trip; and that she was the property of Silas Tate, a young mining millionaire of California, whose fad was high-speed yachts.
It was Silas Bannerman who finally ran down that scientific wizard and arch-enemy of mankind, Emil Gluck.
Heir presumptive, his lordship's next brother, Stephen Robert, married to Ella, youngest daughter of the Reverend Silas Marden, Rector of Runnigate, and has issue, three daughters.
Silas Deemer died on the 16th day of July, 1863, and two days later his remains were buried.
If I come down to you, Silas, I may lay my belt across your shoulders," Aylward answered, amid a general shout of laughter.
Silas Sloane's place, the Mayflowers blossomed out, pink and white stars of sweetness under their brown leaves.