Origin of Typhoid Mary
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He hits bottom at Rocamadour, a sanctuary in the Dordogne known as a citadel of faith devoted to Mary.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Gillingham tells Mary that he wants to make their lives simpler, but it sounds a little like the dying of the light.
Then again, this is not the high-spirited Mary we met in Season 1—indeed, none of the Crawleys are the same.
Maybe Mary is being more realistic about a second marriage—but is it too much to ask for a little fire?
Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon labels the show a “crass stunt” on a “bottom-feeding vortex of sadness network.”Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism|Samantha Allen|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Mary is fair as the morning dew— Cheeks of roses and ribbons of blue!
But Mary had gone home after dressing her mistress, and the fat boy came back again more disturbed than before.
He ruminated a little with a most disturbed expression of face, and left the room in search of Mary.
Typhoid bacilli have been known to persist for months and even years after the attack.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
By an Act passed in the 4th of William and Mary foreign buttons made of hair were forbidden to be imported.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Cultural definitions for Typhoid Mary (1 of 2)
A person likely to cause a disaster; from Mary Mallen, an Irish woman in the United States who was discovered to be a carrier of typhoid fever.
Cultural definitions for Typhoid Mary (2 of 2)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with Typhoid Mary
A carrier or spreader of misfortune, as in I swear he's a typhoid Mary; everything at the office has gone wrong since he was hired. This expression alludes to a real person, Mary Manson, who died in 1938. An Irish-born servant, she transmitted typhoid fever to others and was referred to as “typhoid Mary” from the early 1900s. The term was broadened to other carriers of calamity in the mid-1900s.