Marie Celeste


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Marie Celeste

A place, location, or high-occupancy vehicle (especially a ship) that is inexplicably deserted or abandoned. An allusion to the Mary Celeste, an American merchant brigantine that was discovered floating off the Azores Islands in 1872 with no one on board and still in seaworthy condition. (Note: The variant spelling of "Marie" is the more common usage for the idiomatic reference, likely due to its use in a story by Arthur Conan Doyle.) We came upon a house in the woods, empty as the Marie Celeste, but left otherwise untouched.
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IF the ill-fated Titanic is forever linked with disaster, the Marie Celeste has become a byword for unexplained desertion.
It begins with an elderly Galileo lamenting the death of his daughter, Marie Celeste, and worrying that he had dedicated his life to the wrong priorities.
Local bingo halls and old folks' homes resembled the Marie Celeste.
It tells the story of Sister Marie Celeste, the illegitimate daughter and favorite correspondent and confidante of the convicted heretic and genius who came to be known as the father of modern science.
There is plenty, of interest in some hoary old riddles: who killed the princes in the Tower, who shot JFK, what happened on the Marie Celeste, where is Alexander the Great buried, who was `Deep Throat', did the biblical Exodus really happen?
carmel (residence), Marie Celeste wasn't quite sure what Wales was like but she got the purple of the hills just right.
The mystery of a miniature Marie Celeste was solved at Southport when Liverpool chemist Mr John Gleeson revealed that he was the owner.
Gabriel Byrne and his salvage crew are out of their depth after finding a modern-day Marie Celeste.
This night was never about Wales mounting some crazy Euro 2012 qualification comeback, akin to Lazarus sailing the Marie Celeste back from Atlantis.
Others linger on like ghosts from the Marie Celeste, haunting half-empty galleries and media 'salons'.
THERE are many great mysteries the world over, from the Bermuda Triangle to the Marie Celeste but one that continually perplexes me is why more UK car buyers don't buy Alfa Romeos.
There is still a searchable archive but you feel just like those blokes who boarded the Marie Celeste.
The Marie Celeste appearance of the pub was in stark contrast to the party atmosphere the night before.
Giuliani, two icons by Carmelite Sister of the Most Sacred Heart Marie Celeste, two by Jesuit Fr.
At present the most suitable name would be Marie Celeste Airport.