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The dictionary of modern proverbs

Author: Charles Clay Doyle; Wolfgang Mieder; Fred R Shapiro
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012.
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A volume of English-language proverbs that originated in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Entries are organized alphabetically by key words, with information about the earliest datable appearance, origin, history, and meaning of each proverb.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Clay Doyle; Wolfgang Mieder; Fred R Shapiro
ISBN: 9780300136029 0300136021
OCLC Number: 759174383
Description: xiv, 294 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: compiled by Charles Clay Doyle, Wolfgang Mieder, and Fred R. Shapiro.

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This extensive collection of proverbs, all coined after 1900, reflects the experiences and perplexities of the modern world  Read more...

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