Golden bull

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Golden bull See under Bull, an edict.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Golden bull (L. bulla aurea), an edict issued by the Emperor Charles IV. in 1356, mainly for the purpose of settling the law of imperial elections
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gold; Ice. gull, Ger. gold, Goth. gulth, Russ. zlato, Gr. chrysos.

Usage

In literature:

We will come to the golden bull presently, Sir Walter.
"The Grey Room" by Eden Phillpotts
The golden calves of the wilderness were another form of the worship of the sacred bulls of Memphis.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume II" by John Lord
A preponderating authority was given to the electors by the Golden Bull of Charles IV.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
The Golden Bull Tavern was built in 1693, and stood on the south-east corner of Merchants row and Chatham street.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume II. No. 2, November, 1884" by Various
The Golden Bull, 1222.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
See "CHARLES IV OF GERMANY PUBLISHES HIS GOLDEN BULL," vii, 160.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
This was called the golden bull.
"Richard II" by Jacob Abbott
Publican, Golden Bull lane.
"A Concise History and Directory of the City of Norwich for 1811" by C. Berry
The Golden Bull of 1356 settled both these questions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
The bulls of Medea guarded the Golden Fleece.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The Emperor Charles IV confirmed the right of the Imperial Election to Frankfort by the famous Golden Bull issued in 1356.
"The Prussian Terror" by Alexandre Dumas
All Germany was given up to anarchy, and seemed on the point of falling to pieces: so much had the famous Golden Bull of Karl IV.
"A History of Germany" by Bayard Taylor
Charles's most famous achievement was the issue of the Golden Bull (q.v.).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 8" by Various
The text of the Golden Bull consists of a prologue and of thirty-one chapters.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
This City is fixed by the Golden Bull, to be the Place for Crowning the Emperors.
"The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume II" by Karl Ludwig von Pöllnitz
Andrew II., and the "Golden Bull, that legalized anarchy" in Hungary.
"The Thirteenth" by James J. Walsh
The Golden Bull of Emperor Charles IV.
"A Source Book of Mediæval History"
A golden bull of Charles IV.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
A similar Russian tale is about a horse which has a golden mane and, when it is killed, a bull with golden hair arises from the blood spilt.
"Human Animals" by Frank Hamel
Finally, on the fifth, golden figures, representing lions and bulls, were placed alternately.
"Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)" by Charles Bucke
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In poetry:

Lord Westmorland his ancyent raisde,
The Dun Bull he rays'd on hye,
And three dogs with golden collars
Were there sett out most royallye.
"The Rising In The North" by Anonymous British
Or sweet Europa's mantle blew unclasp'd,
From off her shoulder backward borne:
From one hand droop'd a crocus: one hand grasp'd
The mild bull's golden horn.
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
An' he's shipped 'em in the Harvest Moon, the toughest packet goin',
(That never gets a sailorman' to sign aboard her, knowin'),
With a hardcase drivin' skipper, an' a bull-voiced bucko mate,
By the Shanghai passage from the Golden Gate.
"Shanghai Passage" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Golden Eagles set to collide with Bulls.
Milwaukee, WI – The 17th-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles are back at it tonight as they host the South Florida Bulls for a Big East Conference battle at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
Come Up With An Identifiable Mark For Your Brand: McDonald's has its golden arches and Target has its bull's eye.
In Week 7 action, Red Bull Thierry Henry and San Jose's Chris Wondolowski each scored to keep a share of the Golden Boot race while Chris Pontius hit a hat trick for DC United.
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