Related to Divel: Deviled eggs


v. t.1.To rend apart.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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But Mary was much loved by all Both by the great and by the small But hark her soul to heaven did rise And I do think she gained a prise For I do think she would not go Into the awfull place below There is a thing that I must tell Elizabeth went to fire & hell Him who will teach her to be cevel It must be her great friend the divel. (147-48) The same mixture of wisdom and naivete that intrigues adult readers of her journal is evident here in her negotiation of Mary Stuart's love affairs.
Why ruin a Dover sole with the foul pungency of asafoetida ("divel's dreck") or poison oneself with overbrewed Ledum groenlandicum (Labrador tea)?
Dramas such as Beaumont and Fletcher's The Maid's Tragedy, John Marston's The Malcontent, or Tourneur's The Atheist's Tragedy, as well as the Revenger's Tragedy, along with John Webster's The Dutchesse of Malfy (with its yew tree which is clearly echoed in the tree under which Hesperus buries Floribel in Brides's Tragedy), as well as The White Divel, all reveal the mark of their origins in ballad motifs, particularly those dealing with the need for kin to avenge the father's murder in order to put his wandering soul to rest with his body.
Webster's The White Divel, she delivered her last lines in a way
(28) She did not name Machiavelli, but the speech contains several borrowings from Gentillet's versions of his ideas, which are signalled and attributed to 'That divel of Florence, Machivel' in an elaborate marginal commentary.
Tony Dobbin, successful on Prince Of The Wood, went on to complete a 10-1 double on Spike And Divel in the second division of the maiden hurdle, to give Jonjo O'Neill the satisfaction of being the first trainer to hit the half-century mark.
This collection foreshadowed his varied activity for the next 12 years: in verse (Scillaes Metamorphosis, 1589; Phillis, 1593; A Fig for Momus, 1595); in romances (Rosalynde, 1590; Robert, Second Duke of Normandy, 1591; Euphues Shadow, 1592; William Longbeard, 1593; A Margarite of America, 1596); in pamphlets ("Catharos," 1591; "The Divel Conjured," 1596; Wits Miserie, and the Worlds Madnesse, 1596; Prosopopeia, 1596); and in plays (The Wounds of Civill War, 1594; with Robert Greene, A Looking Glasse for London and England, 1594).