motto

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motto

1. a short explanatory phrase inscribed on or attached to something
2. a verse or maxim contained in a paper cracker
3. a quotation prefacing a book or chapter of a book
4. a recurring musical phrase
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By the device therefore of his motto, it became impracticable for any man to presume to imitate the Spectators, without understanding at least one sentence in the learned languages.
Many might take for their device the epithet STRONG, which formed the second part of his motto, but very few gentlemen could lay claim to the FAITHFUL, which constituted the first.
He bore on a white shield a black bull's head, half defaced by the numerous encounters which he had undergone, and bearing the arrogant motto, Cave, Adsum.
In a few words, his motto was "I have my opinions," and the love of the impossible constituted his ruling passion.
To be honest and poor was never a Dodson motto, still less to seem rich though being poor; rather, the family badge was to be honest and rich, and not only rich, but richer than was supposed.
Its motto must be "Ich dien"--I serve; and it will be the work of the future statesmen of the telephone to illustrate this motto in all its practical variations.
was the motto which that obdurate person many times repeated; shaking his fist at Mr Boffin, and pegging his motto into the floor with his wooden leg, in a threatening and alarming manner.
They did not forget their motto, but hoping and keeping busy seemed to grow easier, and after such tremendous exertions, they felt that Endeavor deserved a holiday, and gave it a good many.
One thing at a time, is my motto -- and just play that thing for all it is worth, even if it's only two pair and a jack.
Even sue mottos have no permanent fans or distracters.
org, six young people with MS from countries as diverse as Tunisia, Portugal, Argentina, India, Russia and the United States, will share their stories and the mottos by which they live.
ABERDEEN'S civic motto is a curiosity, as unlike many medieval Scottish burghs which sported religiousthemed mottos, ours was a French phrase loosely meaning "good agreement".