godiva godiva  /ɡə ˈdaɪ və/

Definition(s):

  • (n) according to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavily; the only person to look at her as she rode by was a man named Tom and Peeping Tom has become a synonym for voyeur (circa 1040-1080)

News

  1. Don Rickles honored at Friars Club by Robert De Niro, comedians

    In fact, it was a tribute to the man known as "Mr. Warmth," who received a lifetime achievement award from the Friars, with guests attending the black-tie dinner finding bottles of Jack Daniels -- a favorite beverage of Rickles' old friend, Frank Sinatra -- at their tables and boxes of Godiva chocolate.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  2. Don Rickles honored by Friars Club

    The man known as "Mr. Warmth,"  received a lifetime achievement award from the Friars, with guests attending the black-tie dinner finding bottles of Jack Daniels — a favorite beverage of Rickles' old friend, Frank Sinatra — at their tables and boxes of Godiva chocolate.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Observer-Dispatch

Quotes

  1. Ms Jewson said: "Lady Godiva was a great tale to adapt. It's a tale that's never been told before, a kind of undiscovered Robin Hood, the story of one woman's triumph over adversity."
    on Jul 17, 2006 By: Vicky Jewson Source: BBC News

  2. Reached by phone, DeLay said, "I don't think I got a box of Godiva chocolates" from Abramoff, adding that a box worth $250 would be "memorable."
    on Dec 19, 2006 By: Tom DeLay Source: Washington Post

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