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  • The Million Word Crossword Answer Bookby Stanley Newman; Daniel Stark

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99

    The Million Word Crossword Dictionary was hailed by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz as "the largest, most up-to-date, and most useful" and praised by crossword editors from all over the country. Now, noted crossword experts Stan Newman and Dan Stark provide the next "million word" tool to send your solving skills soaring. This radically... more...

  • Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literateby Eugene Ehrlich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Anyone looking to improve his or her vocabulary and anyone who loves words will be enthralled by this unique and impressive thesaurus that provides only the most unusual -- or is it recondite? --words for each entry. more...

  • Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Wordsby Bill Bryson

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.00

    As usual Bill Bryson says it best: ?English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense. This is a language where ?cleave? can mean to cut in half or to hold two halves together; where the simple word ?set? has 126 different meanings as a verb, 58 as a noun,... more...

  • Dictionary of Earth Scienceby McGraw-Hill

    McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 21.95

    Derived from the content of the respected McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, each title provides thousands of definitions of words and phrases encountered in a specific discipline. All include: * Pronunciation guide for every term * Acronyms, cross-references, and abbreviations * Appendices with conversion... more...

  • Bryson's Dictionary: for Writers and Editorsby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2012; US$ 13.08

    What is the difference between cant and jargon, or assume and presume? What is a fandango? How do you spell supersede? Is it hippy or hippie? These questions really matter to Bill Bryson, as they do to anyone who cares about the English language. Originally published as The Penguin Dictionary for Writers and Editors , Bryson's Dictionary... more...

  • A Victorian Flower Dictionaryby Mandy Kirkby; Vanessa Diffenbaugh

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00

    ?A flower is not a flower alone; a thousand thoughts invest it.?   Daffodils signal new beginnings, daisies innocence . Lilacs mean the first emotions of love, periwinkles tender recollection . Early Victorians used flowers as a way to express their feelings?love or grief, jealousy or devotion. Now, modern-day romantics are enjoying a resurgence... more...

  • The English-Spanish Dictionary of Plant Biologyby D.W. Morris; M.Z. Morris

    Cambridge International Science Publishing 2003; US$ 38.00

    The English-Spanish Dictionary of Plant Biology has been written to fill a need for increased communication between English and Spanish speaking people who are working in or are being affected by the many sub-fields of plant biology. Its general purpose is to aid, stimulate, and facilitate a two-way flow of information and understanding between the... more...

  • Straight from the Fridge, Dadby Max Decharne

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • 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...