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The Concise Oxford dictionary of proverbs

Author: J A Simpson
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains more than 1000 proverbs current in the 20th century with explanations of their meanings, uses, and origins.
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Genre/Form: Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon)
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J A Simpson
ISBN: 0198661312 9780198661313
OCLC Number: 8628927
Notes: Abridgement of the Oxford dictionary of English proverbs.
Description: xiii, 256 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Oxford dictionary of English proverbs.
Responsibility: edited by J.A. Simpson.

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Contains more than 1000 proverbs current in the 20th century with explanations of their meanings, uses, and origins.

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"Scholarly, meticulous, and authoritative."-- Washington Post Book World"A rich and absorbing collection...Simpson's introduction is succinct and helpful...[and his] system of cross-referencing is Read more...

 
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