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The Facts on File encyclopedia of word and phrase origins

Auteur : Robert Hendrickson
Éditeur: New York, NY : Facts On File, [2008] ©2008
Collection: Facts on File library of language and literature.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Anglais : Fourth editionVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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An alphabetically arranged reference contains the definitions and origins of more than 15,000 words and expressions, including slang words, proverbs, nicknames, and phrases from literature.
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Genre/forme: Dictionaries
Terms and phrases
lexikon
Format – détails additionnels: Online version:
Hendrickson, Robert, 1933-
Facts on File encyclopedia of word and phrase origins.
New York, NY : Facts On File, ©2008
(OCoLC)760966301
Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Robert Hendrickson
ISBN: 9780816069668 0816069662 9780816069675 0816069670
Numéro OCLC: 166383622
Notes: "Definitions and origins of more than 15, 000 world and expressions"--Cover.
Includes index.
Description: xi, 948 pages ; 29 cm.
Contenu: Abbreviations for the most frequently cited authorities --
Entries A-Z.
Titre de collection: Facts on File library of language and literature.
Autres titres: Encyclopedia of word and phrase origins
Responsabilité: Robert Hendrickson.

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Contains definitions and origins of more than 15,000 words and expressions. This encyclopedia features anecdotes and information on the development of a wide range of words, including slang,  Lire la suite...

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"A feast for phrase detectives...that will enliven debates and illuminate issues." - William Safire "...diverse...highly readable...Highly recommended." - Choice"

 
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