Saturday, February 27, 2010

Howells on "in like a lion, out like a lamb"

Rhinelander Daily News:

Through the years, March’s trademark blustery winds and changeable weather have earned it several terms and expressions. There is an old saying we still hear that March “comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.”

The expression may have been inspired by poet William Dean Howells who wrote: “Tossing his mane of snows in wildest eddies ... Lion-like March cometh in hoarse.”

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