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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This serves as a metaphor for Galileo's life, at the end of which he is summoned to Heaven by his beloved dead daughter Marie Celeste.
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.
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Marie Celeste. For years, explained DiSenso, he had been sending Marie Celeste's Christmas cards to friends.
No one has yet been able to explain the mystery that surrounds the eerie disappearance of the crew of the Marie Celeste after the ship was found floating abandoned a month after her New York launch...
1872: The Marie Celeste sailed from New York - and was found mysteriously abandoned near the Azores some time later.
The mystery of a miniature Marie Celeste was solved at Southport when Liverpool chemist Mr John Gleeson revealed that he was the owner.
The sub's interior was pristine, shades of the Marie Celeste - a half eaten meal on the wardroom table, bathed in the eerie blue wash of emergency lighting.
Gabriel Byrne and his salvage crew are out of their depth after finding a modern-day Marie Celeste. It opens with a jolt which certainly concentrates the mind for the graveyard games which are to follow.
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'.
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