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The Dickson's word treasury : a connoisseur's collection of old and new, weird and wonderful, useful and outlandish words

Author: Paul Dickson
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This extensive dictionary of unusual words and synonyms includes words stemming from family folklore, a glossary for decoding journals, intriguing slogans and a behind-the-scenes examination of how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
Nonfiction
Glossaires, vocabulaires, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Dickson
ISBN: 0471551686 9780471551683
OCLC Number: 24064913
Notes: Rev. and expanded ed. of: Words. 1982.
Description: vi, 378 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Acronyms --
Alimentary Words --
Animal Talk I --
Bluff Words --
Body English --
British Words --
Curses --
Decorative Words --
Dress Words --
Fillers --
Game Names --
Human Conditions --
Magic Words --
Medical Terms --
Monsters --
Neologisms --
Oddities --
Performing Words --
Pidgin --
Prophetic Words --
Punks --
Sexy Words --
Slogans --
Studious Words --
Temporal Terms --
Travel Words --
Words at Work --
Written Words --
The Last Word.
Other Titles: Word treasury
Responsibility: Paul Dickson.

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