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Author: Laurence Urdang; Frederick G Ruffner; David M Glixon
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., ©1986.
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Documents the metaphorical or symbolic use of over 8700 entries from sources including the Bible, Shakespeare, Dickens, Greek, Roman, Scandinavian and other mythologies, American, European, Eastern and other legends and folklore, music, the arts, industry, comics, motion pictures, television, radio, and culture in general. Includes everyday expressions, but excludes real people unless they epitomize a particular  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionnaires anglais
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Urdang; Frederick G Ruffner; David M Glixon
ISBN: 0810318288 9780810318281
OCLC Number: 13560918
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 634 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Abandonment --
Abduction --
Abundance --
Acting --
Adolescence --
Adultery Adventurousness --
--
Age, Old --
Agelessness --
Aid, Governmental --
Aid, Organizational --
Air --
Alcoholism --
Aloofness --
Ambiguity --
Ambition --
America --
Androgyny --
Angel --
Anger --
Annunciation --
Antiheroism --
Antimilitarism --
Antiquarians --
Anti-Semitism --
Antislavery --
Aphrodisiacs --
Apocalypse --
Apostasy --
Deceiving appearances --
Apple --
Architects --
Argumentativeness --
Aristocracy --
Arrivism --
Arrogance --
Artistic skill --
Ascension --
Asceticism --
Ass --
Assassination Astrology --
Astronautics --
Astronomy --
Athleticism --
Atonement --
Austerity --
Authority --
Authorship --
Autumn --
Aviation --
Awkwardness --
Bachelordom --
Baldness --
Ballooning --
Banishment --
Bankruptcy --
Baptism --
Barrenness --
Battle --
Beauty --
Feminine beauty --
Lasting Beauty --
Masculine beauty --
Rustic beauty --
Sensual beauty --
Bestiality --
Betrayal --
Bigotry --
Biography --
Birds --
Birthstones --
Blackmail --
Blindness --
Boastfulness --
Bohemianism --
Boredom --
Boresomeness --
Boyishness --
Bravery --
Brawniness --
Brevity --
Bribery --
Bridge --
Brightness --
Britain --
Brutality --
Bull --
Bullying --
Bureaucracy --
Burial alive --
Burial ground --
Butler --
Buxomness --
Cannibalism --
Carelessness --
Castaway --
Castration --
Cats --
Censorship --
Chance --
Chastity --
Cheerfulness --
Childbirth --
Children --
Chivalry --
Christ --
Christmas --
Circumcision --
Cleanliness --
Clocks --
Clowns --
Coarseness --
Cockney --
Coldness --
Colonization --
Cockney --
Coldness --
Colonization --
Concealment --
Conceit --
Condemnation --
Confusion --
Conquerors --
Conscience --
Conservatism --
Conspiracy --
Contemplation --
Contentment --
Controversy --
Conventionality --
Cooperation --
Counsel --
Courtesanship --
Courtesy --
Excessive courtesy --
Cowardice --
Craftsmanship --
Creation --
Crime fighting --
Criminality --
Criticism --
Cronyism --
Cruelty --
Crying --
Cuckoldry --
Cunning --
Curiosity --
Curlyheadedness --
Curse --
Cuteness --
Cynicism --
Dance --
Danger --
Dawn --
Deadliness --
Deafness --
Death --
Death, Accidental --
Death, Premature --
Debauchery --
Decadence --
Decapitation --
Deceit --
Dedication --
Defeat --
Defender --
Defiance --
Deformity --
Deliverance --
Delusion --
Demagoguery --
Demon --
Despair --
Destruction --
Determination --
Devil --
Faulty Diction --
Dignity --
Dilemma --
Dimwittedness --
Dirtiness --
Disappearance --
Disaster --
Disbelief --
Discipline --
Discord --
Discovery --
Disease --
Disguise --
Disillusionment --
Disobedience --
Dissipation --
Distraction --
Dogs --
Domesticity --
Doubles --
Dreaming --
Drug Addiction --
Drunkenness --
Dupery --
Dwarfism --
Dystopia --
Earth --
Easter --
Eavesdropping --
Eccentricity --
Education --
Effeminacy --
Egotism --
Elegance --
Elf --
Elopement --
Eloquence --
Enchantment --
End --
Endurance --
Enemy --
Enlightenment --
Entrapment --
Envy --
Epic --
Epicureanism --
Epilepsy --
Equality --
Eroticism --
Error --
Escape --
Evangelism --
Everyman --
Evil --
Exaggeration --
Exasperation --
Execution --
Expensiveness --
Exploitation --
Exploration --
Extinction --
Extravagance --
Extremism --
Fad --
Failure --
Fairy --
Faithfulness --
Faithlessness --
Fame --
Fanaticism --
Fantasy Farewell --
Farming --
Fascism --
Fashion --
Fastidiousness --
Fate --
Fatherhood --
Fatness --
Fearsomeness --
Feast --
Female power --
Femininity --
Feminism --
Ferrying --
Fertility --
Film festival --
Music festival --
Filth --
Finance --
Fire --
Firsts --
Flattery --
Flirtatiousness --
National flower or plant --
State --
Flower --
Flowers --
Flying --
Folly --
Foppishness --
Forgery --
Forgetfulness --
Forgiveness --
Fortitude --
Fraudulence --
Freedom --
Frenzy --
Friendship --
Frivolity --
Frontier --
Frustration --
Funeral --
Futility --
Gaiety --
Gambling --
Gangsterism --
Generation gap --
Generosity --
Genius --
Genocide --
Gentleness --
Genuineness --
Ghost --
Giantism --
Gloominess --
Gluttony --
God --
Goodnaturedness --
Gossip --
Gratitude --
Greed --
Grief --
Growth --
Guardianship --
Guidance --
Guide --
Gullibility --
Hair --
Harmony --
Harshness --
Hatred --
Headlessness --
Healing --
Health --
Heartlessness --
Heaven --
Hell --
Helpfulness --
Henpecked husbands --
Heroism --
Highspiritedness --
Highwaymen --
Hoax --
Holy days and periods --
Homecoming --
Homosexuality --
Honesty --
Hope --
Horror --
Horse --
Horserace --
Hospitality --
Fateful houses --
Humbuggery --
Humility --
Hunger --
Hunting --
Hypochondria --
Hypocrisy --
Idealism --
Identification --
Idolatry --
Ignorance --
Illegitimacy --
Illusion --
Immortality --
Imperialism --
Impersonation --
Impertinence --
Impossibility --
Impotence --
Imprisonment --
Incest --
Incompleteness --
Indecision --
Independence --
Indifference --
Individualism --
Inducement --
Industriousness --
Ineptitude --
Inexpensiveness --
Inexperience --
Infanticide --
Informer --
Ingratitude --
Inhospitality --
Injustice --
Innocence --
Insect --
Insecurity --
Inspiration --
Intelligence --
Intrigue --
Inventiveness --
Invincibility --
Invisibility --
Irascibility --
Irony --
Irrepressibility --
Irresponsibility --
Irreversibility --
Isolation --
Jealousy --
Practical joke --
Journey --
Joviality --
Joy --
Judaism --
Judgement (judgment) --
Justice --
Kindness --
Labor --
Lameness --
Last laugh --
Laughter --
Lawgiving --
Laziness --
Lefthandedness --
Lexicography --
Life --
Light --
Lightning --
Litigiousness --
Longevity --
Longsuffering --
Loudness --
Love --
Maternal love --
spurned love --
Tragic love --
Unrequited love --
Victorious love --
Virtuous love --
Famous lovers --
Loyalty --
Bad Luck --
Good --
Luck --
Lust --
Luxury --
Madness --
Magic --
Mannishness --
Marksmanship --
Marriage --
Martyrdom --
Massacre --
Matchmaking --
Meddlesomeness --
Medicine --
Melancholy --
Memory --
Messenger --
Middle class --
Militarism --
Mimicry --
Miracle --
Mirror --
Misanthropy --
Mischievousness --
Miserliness --
Missionary --
Mistresses --
Mockery --
Modesty --
Money --
Monsters --
Moon --
Motherhood --
Murder --
Music --
Muteness --
Mutilation --
Mystery --
Mysticism --
Naïveté --
Nativity --
Night --
Nihilism --
Noble Savage --
Noble mindedness --
Nose --
Nostalgia --
Nudity --
Nursing --
Nymph --
Obsessiveness --
Obstinacy --
Omen --
Omnipresence --
Omniscience --
Opportunism --
Optimism --
Orderliness --
Orphan --
Outlawry --
Pacification --
Paradise --
Paradox --
Passion of Christ --
Sensual passion --
Password --
Pastoralism --
Patience --
Patricide --
Patriotism --
Patronage --
Peace --
Peacemaking --
Pedantry --
Penitence --
Perfection --
Perjury --
Permanence --
Persecution --
Perseverance --
Perversion --
Pessimism --
Philanthropy --
Philistinism --
Philosophy --
Piano --
Piracy --
Poetry --
Poison --
Poisoning --
Politics --
Polygamy --
Pomposity --
Possession --
Poverty --
Power --
Precociousness --
Predicament --
Pretension --
Prize --
Profligacy --
Prolificness --
Promiscuity --
Propaganda --
Prophecy --
Prostitution --
Protection --
Protectiveness --
Prudence --
Prudery --
Pugilism --
Punctuality --
Punishment --
Purification --
Puritanism --
Purity --
Quackery --
Quarry --
Quest --
Ranting --
Rape --
Rashness --
Rebellion --
Rebelliousness --
Redheadedness --
The reformed --
Reformers Refuge --
Regret --
Reincarnation --
Rejuvenation --
Remorse --
Remoteness --
Rescue --
Resourcefulness --
Resurrection --
Reunion --
Revelry --
Ribaldry --
Righteousness --
Magic ring --
Riot --
Rivalry --
Ruffianism --
Rusticity --
Ruthlessness --
Sacred objects --
Sacred places --
Sacrifice --
Sacrilege --
Salvation --
Satire --
Savagery Scandal --
Scholarliness --
Sea --
Seduction --
Self Sacrifice --
Sentimentality --
Servant --
Sewing and weaving --
Sex symbols --
Sexuality --
Shepherd --
Shipwreck --
Shrewishness --
Singer --
Operatic singer --
Skepticism --
Slander --
Sleep --
Sleuthing --
Smallness --
Smiling --
Social protest --
Soldiering --
Patriotic song --
Sorcery --
Southern states --
Spectacle --
Spinsterhood --
Spiritualism --
Splendor --
Split personality --
Spring --
Spying --
Stigma --
Stinginess --
Storytelling --
Strength --
Stupidity --
Subjugation --
Submission --
Substitution --
Success --
Suffering --
Suicide --
Summer --
Sun --
Supernatural --
Surprise --
Survival --
Sustenance --
Swiftness --
Sword --
Taciturnity --
Talkativeness --
Tallness --
Tardiness --
Teaching --
Teenager --
Temperance --
Temptation --
Terrorism --
Test --
Theater --
Thievery --
Thinness --
Thirst --
Thunder --
Time --
Time travel --
Timidity --
Torture --
Totalitarianism --
Toughness --
Touring --
Transformation --
Transvestism --
Treachery --
Treason --
Treasure --
Trees --
Trial --
Trickery --
Trinity --
Trumpet --
Turning point --
Twins --
Tyranny --
Ubiquity --
Ugliness --
Unattainability --
Underworld --
Unscrupulousness --
Unselfishness --
Unsophistication --
Usurpation --
Usury --
Utopia --
Vanity --
Vengeance --
Verbosity --
Versatility --
Victory --
Villainy --
Violin --
Virginity --
Virility --
Virtuousness --
Visions and voices --
Voyeurism --
Vulnerability --
Wandering --
War --
Warning --
Water --
Weakness --
Wealth --
Whiteness --
Wholesomeness --
Wickedness --
Widowhood --
Wifeliness --
Wild West --
Wind --
Wine --
Winter --
Wisdom --
Witchcraft --
Witness --
Wittiness --
Wonderland --
Architectural wonders --
Sacred writings --
Xenophobia --
Youth --
Zaniness --
Zodiac.
Responsibility: Laurence Urdang and Frederick G. Ruffner, Jr., editors, David M. Glixon, associate editor.

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Documents the metaphorical or symbolic use of over 8700 entries from sources including the Bible, Shakespeare, Dickens, Greek, Roman, Scandinavian and other mythologies, American, European, Eastern and other legends and folklore, music, the arts, industry, comics, motion pictures, television, radio, and culture in general. Includes everyday expressions, but excludes real people unless they epitomize a particular characteristic from the thematic category. Each theme includes examples from sources including authors, books, magazines, plays, operas, Supreme Court rulings, herbs and other plants, religions, religious sects and writings, movies, nursery rhymes, fairy tales, songs, rock groups, gem symbolism, etc.

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