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Morris dictionary of word and phrase origins

Author: William Morris; Mary Morris; Isaac Asimov
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The Morrises, well-known lexicographers, published a dictionary of the same title in 1977, a revision of a three-volume work published between 1962 and 1971. This new revision, which provides histories of interesting words and phrases in the English language, is similar in concept to several books by John Ciardi. Like Ciardi's works, the etymologies and phrase origins are presented in a readable style, making them a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Terms and phrases
Mots et locutions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Morris; Mary Morris; Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 006015862X 9780060158620
OCLC Number: 16224386
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 669 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Dictionary of word and phrase origins.
Responsibility: William and Mary Morris ; foreword by Isaac Asimov.
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The Morrises, well-known lexicographers, published a dictionary of the same title in 1977, a revision of a three-volume work published between 1962 and 1971. This new revision, which provides histories of interesting words and phrases in the English language, is similar in concept to several books by John Ciardi. Like Ciardi's works, the etymologies and phrase origins are presented in a readable style, making them a joy to browse.

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