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A Dictionary of American proverbs

Author: Wolfgang Mieder; Stewart A Kingsbury; Kelsie B Harder
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Oxford paperback reference.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A treasury of more than 15,000 sayings, adages, and maxims commonly used in popular speech in the U.S. and Canada. As the first major collection of proverbs in the English language based on oral sources rather than written sources, it includes thousands of uniquely American proverbs that have never before been recorded as well as many thousands of traditional sayings that have found their way into American speech  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionary
Dictionnaires
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Mieder; Stewart A Kingsbury; Kelsie B Harder
ISBN: 0195053990 9780195053999 0195111338 9780195111330
OCLC Number: 82145255
Description: xviii, 710 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Oxford paperback reference.
Responsibility: Wolfgang Mieder, editor in chief ; Stewart A. Kingsbury and Kelsie B. Harder, editors.
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This is a treasury of over 15,000 sayings, adages and maxims commonly used in the USA and Canada. Based on oral as well as written sources, it covers uniquely North American proverbs as well as those  Read more...

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'This elaborate book is the fruit of nearly 50 years' work in the field. The book will help journalists desperate for an unusual gnomic peg and is good bedside browsing.'Philip Howard, Times Saturday Read more...

 
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