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Similes dictionary

Author: Elyse Sommer
Publisher: Canton, MI : Visible Ink Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picture--it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases--from "abandoned as a used Kleenex" to "quiet as an eel swimming in oil"--The Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elyse Sommer
ISBN: 9781578594337 1578594332
OCLC Number: 826860828
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 625 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: How to use this book --
Introduction --
Table of thematic catagories --
The similes.
Responsibility: Elyse Sommer.

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"Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picture--it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases--from "abandoned as a used Kleenex" to "quiet as an eel swimming in oil"--The Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts will never be "as tedious as a twice-told tale" or "dry as the Congressional Record." Choose from elegant turns of phrases "as useful as a Swiss army knife" and "varied as expressions of the human face." Citing more than 2,000 sources -- from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H.L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows--the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping you find the fitting phrase quickly and easily."--Publisher information.

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