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Columbia, The Gem Of The Ocean - Lyrics
... she bore her brave crew With her flag proudly floating before her, The boast of the red, white and blue, The boast of the red, white and blue, The boast of the red, white ...
Taliesin - Legendary Account of His Life - Court of Maelgwn Gwynedd
... When the king heard of this boast from his companions, he was very angry and imprisoned Elphin ... When the king saw this, he tried to boast to Elphin that his wife was not so virtuous after all ... To prove Elphin’s boast about his bard, Taliesin showed up at Maelgwn’s court ...
Gab (song)
... A gab or gap (, "boast") is an Occitan boasting song of the High Middle Ages (1100–1350), when the troubadours were popular ... the gab is not considered a separate genre of poetry but simply a boast found within another genre, commonly the sirventes ... The Occitan word gab means "boast" and comes from the verb gabar (to open the mouth wide, i.e ...
Tournament Of Tottenham - Plot
... During a drinking fest, Perkyn (a potter) boasts to Rondal, the local reeve, that he is the most worthy among the men to marry Tyb, Rondal's attractive daughter ... The boast brings about responses from the others, who equally boast of their worthiness, whereupon Perkyn challenges anyone to a joust to settle the issue ... After each worker makes his overblown boast of bravery (Perkyn going last), the "tournament" commences ...
Symbel - Germanic Neopaganism
... Participants may also make boasts of their own deeds, or oaths or promises of future actions ... then ancestors and/or heroes, and then a general or personal boast ... Other boasts may take place as necessary ...

More definitions of "boast":

  • (verb): Wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner.
    Synonyms: sport, feature

Famous quotes containing the word boast:

    No language is rude that can boast polite writers.
    Aubrey Beardsley (1872–1898)

    You boast of spending a tenth part of your income in charity; maybe you should spend the nine tenths so, and done with it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Now boast thee, death, in thy possession lies
    A lass unparalleled.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)