Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Nativity (The)

 Native.Natty. 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nativity (The)
 
means Christmas Day, the anniversary of the birth of Jesus.   1
   The Cave of the Nativity is under the chancel of the “church of the Nativity.” In the recess, a few feet above the ground is a stone slab with a star cut in it, to mark the spot where the Saviour was born. Near it is a hollow scraped out of the rock, said to be the place where the infant Jesus was laid.   2
   To cast a man’s nativity is to construct a plan or map out of the position, etc., of the twelve houses which belong to him, and to explain the scheme.   3
 


 Native.Natty. 

 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors