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.
'It might have been Rule Britannia,' muttered Eugene, 'but it wasn't.
He perceived a change of subject would be welcome, and said, "By the way, Arthur, at your colonel's birthday fete there were some transparencies that made a great effect in honour of Britannia, and Pitt, and the Loamshire Militia, and, above all, the 'generous youth,' the hero of the day.
He was rewarded by the gift of sinecure offices from the government and did some further writing, including, probably, the patriotic lyric, 'Rule, Britannia,' and also pseudo-classical tragedies; but his only other poem of much importance is 'The Castle of Indolence' (a subject appropriate to his own good-natured, easy-going disposition), which appeared just before his death, in 1748.
This caused the young women likewise to gaze in the direction towards which their father's gloomy eyes pointed: and they saw an elaborate monument upon the wall, where Britannia was represented weeping over an urn, and a broken sword and a couchant lion indicated that the piece of sculpture had been erected in honour of a deceased warrior.
One customer who invested with Britannia Overseas Property in the Woodlands Spring development, in the town of Bansko in Bulgaria, is Rob Morgan, from Swansea.
AT A TIME when rising prices of sugar, milk, wheat is putting pressure on the profit margins of fast- moving consumer goods ( FMCG) companies, biscuit giant Britannia Industries Ltd, led by a woman chief executive officer ( CEO), is planning to tackle the situation by expanding its product portfolio and cutting operational costs.
Britannia Building Society (BBS) and Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) have said that they had agreed to merge the two companies.
Britannia Biscuits in South Bank has been bought by The Baked Snacks Company for pounds 4.7m - with more cash to follow if its fortunes can be revived.
Britannia watermark shows a large oval enclosing a seating crowned lady (Britannia) who holds a flower in one hand and supports a spear by the other hand By Sheikha Al-Loughani KUWAIT, April 18 (KUNA) -- Since early days of the state, Kuwaiti leaders and officials tapped all means to protect official documents and manuscripts from counterfeit, watermarked papers was most common among them.