Go-devil

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Go-devil (Mach) A weight which is dropped into a bore, as of an oil well, to explode a cartridge previously lowered.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n go-devil A device for exploding a dynamite cartridge in an oil-well. See the extract.
    • n go-devil A movable-jointed contractible apparatus, with interior springs secured to iron plates in overlapping sections, something like an elongated cartridge in shape and about three feet long, introduced into a pipe-line for the purpose of freeing it from obstructions. The motion of the oil carries it along, and its flexibility allows of its turning sharp angles and going through narrow spaces.
    • n go-devil A rough sled used for holding one end of a log in hauling it out of the woods, etc., the other end dragging on the snow or ice. Also called tieboy.
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Quotations

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    “If you don't want to deal with the devil, don't go in his shop. Keep on the Lord's side of the fence.”

Usage

In literature:

I know you to be roaring boys who would go with me against the devil himself if I bid you.
"The Last Galley" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Let him go to the devil with his mule!
"The Impostures of Scapin" by Molière
Or is it that the miserable possessed goes farther than the devil means him to go?
"Weighed and Wanting" by George MacDonald
Where the devil are you going?
"The Fortune Hunter" by Louis Joseph Vance
Faith, I don't wonder the poor devil of a thane was slow in going to bed with such a tigress.
"Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He smelt a nigger in the woodpile and most politely told me to go to the devil.
"The Black Bag" by Louis Joseph Vance
May the devil go with it.
"Redemption and Two Other Plays" by Leo Tolstoy
I can stay no longer: they may go to the devil!
"Vivian Grey" by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
We have nothing to go on, but I wager that old French devil knows more than he will tell.
"The Inn at the Red Oak" by Latta Griswold
As a matter of fact, there are poor devils who go through life trying to do that very thing, and failing.
"K" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
A Devil's Dance was going on!
"The Magnetic North" by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
Everything's going to the devil!
"Fruitfulness Fecondite" by Emile Zola
I've done with it, and the sooner I go to the devil the better.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society" by Edith Van Dyne
Give him sea-room in never so small a vessel, and like a witch in a sieve, you would think he were going to make merry with the devil.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
It was a sort of tune, in a way; but more as if a devil or some rotten thing were laughing at you, and going to get 'round at your back.
"Carnacki, The Ghost Finder" by William Hope Hodgson
And it was a choice of the navy, where they'd keep me straight, or going to the devil my own way.
"Van Bibber and Others" by Richard Harding Davis
But you make good the old saying, 'Needs must go, that the devil drives.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
How the devil am I going to get out of it?
"The Hunted Woman" by James Oliver Curwood
If he insists upon so much he may go to the devil.
"Armenian Literature" by Anonymous
Even as I write I feel that there is a devil within me which is demanding me to go away from this place.
"Fifteen Years in Hell" by Luther Benson
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In poetry:

l hang on, swinging, gliding,
As up I go,
And down I go,
Slithering, slipping, sliding,
My dizzy gaze avoiding The devil down below.
"Devil's Swing" by Fyodor Sologub
But conscience was tough, it was not enough
And their honesty never swerved,
And they bade him go with Mister Joe
To the Devil as he deserved.
"The Surgeon's Warning" by Robert Southey
"Go heal the sick, go raise the dead,
Go cast out devils in my name;
Nor let my prophets be afraid,
Though Greeks reproach, and Jews blaspheme.
"Hymn 128" by Isaac Watts
“I rede thee go with a great rout,
For thy foes they ride thick about.”
“Thou and the devil may keep my foes,
Thou redest me this gold to lose.
Deus est Deus pauperum.”
"The God Of The Poor" by William Morris
An' w'en he t'ink of de swampy farm
An' gettin' up winter night,
Watchin' de stove if de win' get higher
For fear de chimley go on fire,
It's makin' poor Louis feel so tire
He tell de devil, "All right."
"The Devil" by William Henry Drummond
An' dere he’s yet, an' dere he’ll stay--
So weech of de two 'll win
Can't say for dat--it’s kin' of a doubt,
For Louis, de pipe never leave hees mout',
An' night or day can't ketch heem out,
An' devil’s too scare go in.
"The Devil" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

I can't believe I left out "Friend of the Devil" during the first go-around.
Baby punks go for the devil.
WILLISTON- Santa Fe volleyball picked up a win on the road Thursday, going to Williston and sweeping the Red Devils.
The fan taunts only added to the hurt the Devils are going through.
Red Devils beat Braga to go through .
When it comes to bringing an appetizer to a party, I know I can never go wrong with deviled eggs.
'Devil is going to be in the details,' says one.
They go by various intriguing names: inferno band, verge, curbside landscape, tree lawn, devil belt.
There's a great story though, where the devil 's going around offering Jesus stuff.
Because going back to work is about as much fun as smelling deviled eggs that have been left out on the table overnight, there's Blogfood.
Central / Football Eagles, Blue Devils, Wolfpack all go for seventh wins Saturday.
It's win or go home for Devil on Friday.
Bruins offensive coordinator is just one year removed from mentoring Sun Devils quarterback Taylor Kelly, and so has a unique perspective going into game as he guides current protégé Brett Hundley.
"We can resist and bind the devil all day long but until we (through repentance) remove his legal right to attack, he does not have to go".
Following the announcement Friday that the maker of legendary American treats like Twinkies and Devil Dogs was going out of business, the panic buying commenced at Hostess stores across the country.
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