Little John

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Little John legendary follower of Robin Hood; noted for his size and strength
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Quotations

  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “What little Jack does not learn, big John will never.”

Usage

In literature:

John, come up and see a little desert owl at close range.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
In the Vienna picture he is eagerly interested in the cross which the little St. John gives him.
"The Madonna in Art" by Estelle M. Hurll
But I took little heed of them, looking in dull wonderment at John Fry, and Smiler, and the blunderbuss, and Peggy.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
John's expenses were small, and there was very little temptation, or indeed opportunity, for spending.
"David Harum" by Edward Noyes Westcott
John Kynaston had but little knowledge of women.
"Vera Nevill" by Mrs. H. Lovett Cameron
John showed me the picture of little John B.
"A Certain Rich Man" by William Allen White
See, John has scooped up some little speckled grubs out of the mud.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
Grandma Wentworth sighed a little as she thought of John Foster.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
The "Book of Martyrs," the sermons of Jeremy Taylor, and the Bible, little John came to know by heart.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12" by Elbert Hubbard
Father says it is illuminated, and little John did it.
"The Story of the Big Front Door" by Mary Finley Leonard
For the rest, she had given the little maid a lesson in the proper way of showing Mrs. John Hurst into the room when she arrived.
"The Judgment of Eve" by May Sinclair
John Atkins, the street preacher, was a little man who led a wonderful life.
"Sue, A Little Heroine" by L. T. Meade
Now Lily was dead, and Adam's eldest son, John, wanted to send this little brother to her, to have.
"Christmas" by Zona Gale
John raised the little window which fronted the street and grinned.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
Pretty soon Mr. Little John come riding up and say something to old Master, and see grandmammy standing in de yard screaming and crying.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Did you ever learn 'How doth the little,' when you went to school, John?
"The Cricket on the Hearth" by Charles Dickens
John was a little ahead of me, when suddenly I saw him take a tremendous leap along the path.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
You see, Uncle John was so fond of his little rabbit nephew that he just had to take him out for a drive.
"Little Jack Rabbit and the Squirrel Brothers" by David Cory
But just then the shrill voice of little John calling for attention drew her away and left Patsy Ann to herself and her meditations.
"The heart of happy hollow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Some little time before this King John II.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
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In poetry:

"He is welcome to me," then said Little John,
"I hope he will honestly pay;
I know he has gold, if it be but well told,
Will serve us to drink a whole day."
"Robin Hood And The Butcher" by Andrew Lang
"What is your will, master?" then said Little John,
"Good master come tell unto me;"
"I have brought hither the sheriff of Nottingham
This day to dine with thee."
"Robin Hood And The Butcher" by Andrew Lang
And then said Rob-in to Little John,
"Welcome might thou be;
And also be that fair yeom-an
Thou bringest there with thee.
What tiding-es from Nottingham?
Little John, tell thou me."
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
"Come now forth, Little John,
And hearken to my tale,
A better yeoman I know none,
To search a monk-es mail.
How much is in yonder other courser?" said Robin,
"The sooth must we see."
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
For ruth-e then wept Little John,
Scathelocke and Much also.
"Fill of the best wine," said Rob-in,
"For here is a simple cheer.
Hast thou any friends," said Robin,
"Thy borowes that will be?"
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
I felt a little easier then, and went to work again:
The sky was getting cloudier, 'twas coming on to rain.
Before I knew, the clock struck six, and John had not come back;
The rain began to spatter down, and all the sky was black.
"Sheltered" by Sarah Orne Jewett

In news:

Watch Peter Bjorn and John successfully 'Try a Little Tenderness.
John Richards, who leads Portland's Tuba Christmas each year, didn't let a little wet weather dampen the crowd's spirits.
With so little dramatic material to work from, most of the artistic heavy lifting falls to the actor playing Salieri, and here the Clarence Brown is fortunate to have John Feltch returning to the stage.
Bill and Cheryl Yoho of Little Hocking announce the engagement of their youngest daughter, Jessica Shay, to Jonathan Bradley Thompson, the son of John and Sherra Thompson of Coolville.
John Melnichuck started out in a little four-piece family band with his brothers.
When it was announced that Hartford was voted by conference coaches to finish seventh in the nine-team America East, coach John Gallagher offered little reaction.
Arkansas coach John L Smith talks to Arkansas defensive tackle Jared Green (57) during a time out in an NCAA college football game against Louisiana-Monroe in Little Rock, Ark.
Senior Hayden Little provided a much-needed dominant performance Tuesday night at the John Williams Field, and the 15th-ranked Pinecrest boys' soccer team came from behind to beat the Clayton Comets, 3-1.
John Everette " Huck " Huckabee, 94, of Little Elm, Texas, died Dec 15, 2004, at R.H.D.
Jeff and Tracy Little said country legend John Anderson's music is always 'a trip down memory lane' - 11:03 pm.
Insiders say there has been little activity by John Doe investigators in Milwaukee County since the recall race, which Walker won over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
With a huge amount of MVL momentum on the line, Friday night in Thornville has all the trimmings to be an epic football game, as the John Glenn Little Muskies are set to take on the Sheridan Generals.
John Michael Little passed away July 10, 2012.
NAIROBI, Kenya — John Kioko Muthini, a high school student, was playing pool with his friends a little more than two weeks ago in a slum on this city's fringe when two police officers walked in, looking for a thief.
"Mayor Bernero has made a little bit of progress but not nearly enough to close the gap," said Epic-MRA co-founder John Cavanagh.
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In science:

See also arXiv:1106.6124. David Cox, John Little, and Donal O’Shea, Ideals, Varieties, and Algorithms: An Introduction to Computational Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra (Springer, 1997).
"`Painleve 34"' equation: equivalence test
Cox, David; Little, John; O’Shea, Donal Ideals, varieties, and algorithms.
Relating decision and search algorithms for rational points on curves of higher genus
Cox, John Little, and Donal O’Shea, Using algebraic geometry, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, vol. 185, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1998. C. D’Andrea, Macaulay style formulas for sparse resultants, Trans.
Explicit factors of some iterated resultants and discriminants
David Cox, John Little, and Donal O’Shea, Ideals, varieties, and algorithms, Third, Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer, New York, 2007.
The algebra of interpolatory cubature formulae for generic nodes
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