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Logodædaly, or, Sleight-of-words

Author: Erzsébet Gilbert; Sherise Talbott
Publisher: Fort Collins, Colo. : Wolverine Farm Pub., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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"What is a balanoid? Who carries an ombrifuge into a storm? How is a filipendulous city destroyed? These and other fabulous questions are found in Logodaedaly, or, Sleight-of-Words: a dictionary of the imagination. Within its pages, young author Erzsébet Gilbert has delved into the history of the English language to unearth a host of forgotten, quirky, obsolete and utterly bizarre words, and created a phrasebook  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erzsébet Gilbert; Sherise Talbott
ISBN: 9780982337295 0982337299
OCLC Number: 761858790
Notes: "Being a compendium of very old words, or those little-used, and other artifacts of the English language, and many wondrous things, in a new edition now with pictures, and sundry stories conjured, or stolen, and suitably transformed, which the discerning reader might find useful in conversation or in love; a dictionary."
Includes fictional vignettes.
Description: 285 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Other Titles: Logodædaly
Sleight-of-words
Responsibility: Erzsébet Gilbert ; illustrated by Sherise Talbott.

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"What is a balanoid? Who carries an ombrifuge into a storm? How is a filipendulous city destroyed? These and other fabulous questions are found in Logodaedaly, or, Sleight-of-Words: a dictionary of the imagination. Within its pages, young author Erzsébet Gilbert has delved into the history of the English language to unearth a host of forgotten, quirky, obsolete and utterly bizarre words, and created a phrasebook like no other. It is a dictionary whose entries are not merely words, but the fantastical stories and wild musings behind them--a dictionary of two-headed serpents and royal assassins, warrior birds and people on the moon, specters and true love"--Provided by publisher.

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