476

476: A kind of explosive device. How is it used in common parlance?

475: The lady, Yolande Betbeze Fox refused to pose in swimwear after winning the Miss America title in 1951. Catalina Swimwear, sponsor of the title, withdrew from the Miss America contest, started the Miss USA pageant and later the Miss Universe contest to better promote their products.

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6 responses to “476

  1. “Hoist with his own petard” or “Hoist by one’s own petard(s)”

  2. Waldorf T. Flywheel

    THE WORD PETARD IN THE FIRST VISUAL WAS A GIVEAWAY.
    hoist with one’s own petard

  3. Did you mean to leave the caption that says ‘The Petard’ on the woodcut picture?

    ‘Hoist with his own petard’ is to be defeated by one’s own plans, via Hamlet.

  4. Mortar – from petard (in the pic)

  5. Just a test to see how many people shamelessly answer the question after spotting that. :D

  6. I thought the shamelessly googleable questions were enough to gauge that :D