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  • McGraw-Hill's Super-Mini American Idioms Dictionary, 2eby Richard Spears

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 6.95

    With more than 2,100 clichés, proverbs, and informal expressions, this is a super source of everyday American idioms. more...

  • The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammarby Sylvia Chalker; Edmund Weiner

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 14.99

    English grammar has changed a great deal since the beginning of the Twentieth Century, and it is a subject that can provide a complex minefield of uncertainties within the language. This accessible and comprehensive dictionary comes to the aid of both the general reader and the student or teacher, offering straightforward and immediate A-Z access to... more...

  • Word Power Made Easyby Norman Lewis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 7.99

    The most effective vocabulary builder in the English language provides a simple, step-by-step method that will increase your knowledge and mastery of written and spoken English. Word Power Made Easy does more than just add words to your vocabulary. It teaches ideas and a method of broadening your knowledge as an integral part of the vocabulary building... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the American Frontierby Jay H. Buckley; Brenden W. Rensink

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 99.99

    The Historical Dictionary of the American Frontier covers early Euro-American exploration and development of frontiers in North America. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on explorers, adventurers, traders, religious orders, developers, and indigenous peoples. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of International Intelligenceby Nigel West

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 109.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of International Intelligence covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the international intelligence. more...

  • Straight from the Fridge, Dadby Max Decharne

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 15.00

    Righteous jive for all you weedheads, moochers, b-girls, gassers, bandrats, triggermen, grifters, snowbirds, and long-gone daddies. Much of the slang popularly associated with the hippie generation of the 1960s actually dates back to before World War II, hijacked in the main from jazz and blues street expressions, mostly relating to drugs, sex,... more...

  • The Devil's Dictionaryby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 9.95

    The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic's Word Book, a name which the author had not the power to reject or happiness to approve. To quote the publishers of the present work:... more...

  • 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongueby Francis Grose

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2009; US$ 2.99

    A dictionary of buckish slang, university wit, and pickpocket eloquence. Unabridged from the original 1811 edition. more...

  • Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editorsby Bill Bryson

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 19.95

    From one of the world?s most beloved and bestselling authors, a terrifically useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers. What is the singular form of graffiti? From what mythological figure is the word ?tantalize? derived? One of the English language?s most skilled writers guides... more...

  • Wicked Good Wordsby Mim Harrison

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    AmericanProfile "A fascinating survey of idioms." ? St. Petersburg Times "Simultaneously full of witty asides and linguistic erudition, Wicked Good Words is one of those rare books that you will read too fast and will find yourself wishing you could read for the first time all over again." ? Ammon Shea, author of Reading the OED "As... more...