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Three sheets to the wind : the nautical origins of everyday expressions

Author: Cynthia V Barrett; Vail Barrett
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The origins of a remarkable number of everyday words and phrases are anchored in our seafaring past. Three Sheets to the Wind: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions is an entertaining compilation revealing the maritime roots of common English expressions. The perfect companion for etymology lovers, factophiles, ocean dreamers, and the conversationally curious, Three Sheets to the Wind features 200 words and  Read more...
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Barrett, Cynthia V.
Three sheets to the wind
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2019981051
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia V Barrett; Vail Barrett
ISBN: 9781493042272 1493042270
OCLC Number: 1099681873
Description: 180 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Cynthia Barrett ; illustrations by Vail Barrett.

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