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An exaltation of larks

Author: James Lipton
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin, 1993. ©1991
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Ultimate editionView all editions and formats
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If you've ever wondered whether familiar terms like "a pride of lions" or "a string of ponies" were only the tip of the liguistic iceberg. This book provides the definitive answer. This classic collection of collective nouns includes more than 1,100 equally pithy, and often poetic, terms -- some resurrected from the Books of Venery that were the constant study of fifteenth-century gentlemen; some ("a blur of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Terms and phrases
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Lipton
ISBN: 0140170960 9780140170962
OCLC Number: 29191881
Description: 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: James Lipton.

Abstract:

If you've ever wondered whether familiar terms like "a pride of lions" or "a string of ponies" were only the tip of the liguistic iceberg. This book provides the definitive answer. This classic collection of collective nouns includes more than 1,100 equally pithy, and often poetic, terms -- some resurrected from the Books of Venery that were the constant study of fifteenth-century gentlemen; some ("a blur of Impressionists," "a score of bachelors") more recently minted. Here too is a game for readers inspired to invent their own terms of venery.

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