‘One if by land, and two if by sea’


‘One if by land, and two if by sea’
«Один, если сушей, два, если морем», условленный сигнал оповещения о выходе английских войск из Бостона в канун начала Войны за независимость. Сторож на Старой Северной церкви, завидев английских солдат, отправляющихся под покровом темноты на разоружение повстанцев, должен был зажжёнными фонарями дать сигнал Полу Ревиру [*Revere, Paul], чтобы тот быстро предупредил повстанцев о грозящей опасности <фраза употреблена в поэме Генри Лонгфелло [*Longfellow, Henry W.] «Скачка Пола Ревира» [‘Paul Revere’s Ride’]>

США. Лингвострановедческий англо-русский словарь. 2013.

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