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Bertram, Sir Thomas
maid exemplifying personal and domestic neatness. [Br. Lit.: Old Curiosity Shop]
instructor and example of orderliness and moral conduct. [Br. Lit.: Mansfield Park, Magill I, 562–564]
one of Horae; goddess of order and harmony. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 95]
British gentleman who regimented whole life minutely. [Fr. Lit.: Around the World in Eighty Days]
Robert’s Rules of Order
appealing heroine keeps unstable house in order. [Br. Lit.: Mansfield Park, Magill I, 562–564]
manual of parliamentary procedure by General Robert. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 717]
ultra tidy roommate of the slovenly Oscar. [Am. Drama: The Odd Couple; Am. Cinema and TV: “The Odd Couple” in Terrace, II, 160–161]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.