a lawyer of outstanding ability at exploiting legal fine points and technicalities.
A shrewd attorney, adept at dealing with legal technicalities, as in It would take a Philadelphia lawyer to get him off. This expression dates from the late 1700s and, as lexicographer Richard H. Thornton observed: “Why members of the Philadelphia bar should be credited with superhuman sagacity has never been satisfactorily explained.”
noun 1. a superior variety of scrapple made with pork shoulder and other cuts of pork rather than with pork scraps.
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noun 1. (surnamed Philadelphus) 309?–247? b.c, king of Egypt 285–247? (son of Ptolemy I). noun 1. (Philadelphus) king of Pergamum c159–138 b.c. /ˌfɪləˈdɛlfəs/ noun 1. any shrub of the N temperate genus Philadelphus, cultivated for their strongly scented showy flowers: family Hydrangeaceae See also mock orange (sense 1) noun 1. called Philadelphus. 309–246 bc, the […]
[fahy-lee] /ˈfaɪ li/ noun 1. an island in the Nile, in Upper Egypt: the site of ancient temples; now submerged by the waters of Lake Nasser. /ˈfaɪliː/ noun 1. an island in Upper Egypt, in the Nile north of the Aswan Dam: of religious importance in ancient times; almost submerged since the raising of the […]