DREST


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DRESTDeployment-Ready Expeditionary Skills Training
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2008 ATAD and activated sludge improvements, East Wenatchee; apparent low bidder was Pacific Drest of Lynnwood.
Man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd .
5) Complicating statements exist, however, such as the claim in Thomas Jordan's masque Fancy's Festivals (printed 1657) that 'Extempore's in fashion' (6) and Thomas Nabbes's in The Bride (1640) which, in terms that mimic Byplay's diminishment and augmentation of his scripts, says the play 'is here drest according to mine own desire and intention; without ought taken from her that my selfe thought ornament; nor supplied with any thing which I valued but as rags'.
With its "wild ecstasy," its lovers "forever panting and forever young," and its picture of a sacred procession following a priest leading the "heifer lowing at the skies" with "all her silken flanks with garlands drest," Keats's urn becomes the perfect emblem for the still movement of liturgical, circular repetition that is embodied in the "eternal now" of the dinner party scene, which even has its own sacrificial heifer-the intricately garlanded Boeuf en Daube.
Of one sister: "Though more than 40 years old drest with an affectation of youth & finery ill chosen & worse put on.
My Friend says the Editor tells us of unheard of Dainties; how Aesopus had a Supper of the Tongues of Birds that could speak; and that his Daughter regal'd on Pearls, tho' he does not tell us how she drest 'era.
We were very courteously entertained by them, presenting us with such food as that Countrey afforded, which indeed was not to be despised; we eat of the Flesh both of Beasts, and Fowls, which they had cleanly drest, though with no great curiosity, as wanting materials, wherewithal to do it; and for bread we had the inside or Kernel of a great Nut as big as an Apple, which was very wholesome, and sound for the body, and tasted to the Pallat very delicious.
Eighteenth-century couplets and Pope's valuation hearken back to these qualities: "True Wit is Nature to Advantage drest, / What oft was Thought, but ne'er so well Exprest .
She also said that her three 'most prized finds' were a beautiful Lancashire version of 'The Unquiet Grave', a Sussex form of 'I prithee go fetch me my little foot-page', and a very curious survival of 'The Cruel Mother' found among little girls who used it as a singing game they called 'The Lady Drest in Green'.
Every altar in Coimbra Is drest for the festival day; All the people in Coimbra Are dight in their richest array.