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Dubious doublets : a delightful compendium of unlikely word pairs of common origin, from aardvark/porcelain to zodiac/whiskey

Author: Stewart Edelstein
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, ©2003.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Edelstein, Stewart, 1948-
Dubious doublets.
Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, ©2003
(OCoLC)647536020
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart Edelstein
ISBN: 0471227641 9780471227649
OCLC Number: 51242180
Description: xiv, 206 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Aardvark / porcelain --
Admonish / money --
Adultery / altruism --
Album / auburn --
Alcohol / artichoke --
Alibi / alien --
Amnesty / mnemonic --
Ankle / English --
Asterisk / disaster --
Attorney / fournament --
August / inaugurate --
Bagel / buxom --
Balloon / ballot --
Bankrupt / banquet --
Belly / budget --
Berserk / hopscotch --
Bid / Buddha --
Brassiere / pretzel --
Broker / breakfast --
Buck / butcher --
Bully / friar --
Cadaver / cadence --
Calendar / exclaim --
Camera / comrade --
Canary / cynic --
Candelabra / candidate --
Car / caricature --
Carnival / carnivore --
Carrot / hornet --
Cavalier / chivalrous --
Chaise Lounge / Longitude --
Chameleon / Human --
Champion / Champagne --
Clavicle / Clef --
Consider / Desire --
Court / Horticulture --
Crisscross / Cretin --
Damask / Damson --
Dean / December --
Dentist / Dandelion --
Dextrose / Ambidextrous --
Dollar / Neanderthal --
Dubious / Doublets --
Endorse / Do-si-do --
Enthusiasm / Theology --
Feather / Hippopotamus --
Flamingo / Flamenco --
Flavor / Inflate --
Forest / Forfeit --
Franc / Frankly --
Gazebo / Placebo --
Gorge / Gargantuan --
Hack / Hackneyed --
Hashish / Assassin --
Hen / Enchant --
Hieroglyphics / Clever --
Hill / Excellent --
Hostile / Hotel --
Iceberg / Burglar --
Incredulous / Courage --
Inoculate / Binoculars --
Jacket / Jack-o'-lantern --
Journal / Journey --
Jumbo / Mumbo Jumbo --
King / Pregnant --
Lady / Dough --
Lettuce / Galaxy --
Lunatic / Lynx --
Maniac / Automatic --
Menu / Minute --
Mug / Mugging --
Muscle / Mouse --
Noon / Nine --
Nostril / Thrill --
OK / Kindergarten --
Oxygen / Vinegar --
Palindrome / Dromedary --
Palm / Polka Dot --
Panacea / Pandemonium --
Parallel / Paramecium --
Patter / Paternity --
Pavilion / Fold --
Pedigree / Crane --
Poem / Onomatopoeia --
Portmanteau / Mantle --
Precocious / Apricot --
Quarry / squadron --
Quintessence / First --
Re / Rebus --
Remorse / Morsel --
Sabotage / Boot --
Salacious / Salmon --
Salary / Sausage --
Sanguine / Sanguinary --
Satisfy / Sad --
Science / Nice --
Senator / Senile --
Sherbet / Syrup --
Sherry / Jersey --
Smile / Mirror --
Sorcerer / Series --
Stun / Thursday --
Tractor / Contract --
Tradition / Date --
Trivia / Triangle --
Tryst / Betrothal --
Turban / Tulip --
Uncouth / enormous --
Universe / Inch --
Up / Supine --
Verdict / Warlock --
Vicar / Wicker --
War / Liverwurst --
Window / Nirvana --
Witch / Vegetable --
Xmas / X ray --
Yoga / Conjugal --
Zero / Decipher --
Zodiac / Whiskey.
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