Definition of Mother-of-thousands
1. Noun. Eastern Asiatic saxifrage with racemes of small red-and-white flowers; spreads by numerous creeping stolons.
Group relationships: Genus Saxifraga, Saxifraga
Generic synonyms: Breakstone, Rockfoil, Saxifrage
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Literary usage of Mother-of-thousands
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1. A Synopsis of Criticisms Upon Those Passages of the Old Testament in which by Richard Arthur Francis Barrett (1847)
"... Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them. (¡ed., Rosen. ..."
2. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: The Text Carefully by Adam Clarke (1837)
"60 And they blessed Rebekah, AM2148. and said unto her, Ihou art our J . BC 1858. sister, be thou * the mother of thousands. of millions, and ' let thy seed ..."
3. Evils of the Cities: A Series of Practical and Popular Discourses Delivered by Thomas De Witt Talmage, Richard S. Rhodes (1903)
"... the mother of thousands of colleges; the mother of thousands of asylums for the oppressed, the blind, the sick, the lame, the imbecile; the mother of ..."
4. Trumpet Peals: A Collection of Timely and Eloquent Extracts from the Sermons by Thomas De Witt Talmage (1890)
"There is Christianity, a prayer on her lip ; a benediction on her brow; both hands full of help for all who want help ; the mother of thousands of colleges; ..."