Idioms, Slang, and Word Origins

"In a nutshell"

"The Iliad in a nutshell. Pliny tells us that Cicero [106-43BCE] asserts that the whole Iliad was written on a piece of parchment which might be put into a nutshell." - Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

"O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count my selfe a King of infinite space." - Hamlet

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