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  • Oxford Color French Dictionary Plusby Marianne Chalmers; Rosalind Combley; Laura Wedgeworth

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 10.99

    Fully revised and updated, this dictionary covers all the essential French vocabulary of everyday life. With extensive coverage, it presents over 100,000 words, phrases, and translations for those first learning French or for those simply needing a quick reference. It includes special. treatment of key words--the frequently-used words that are the... more...

  • The Gaelic-English Dictionaryby Colin B.D. Mark

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 87.95

    This book fulfils a keenly-felt need for a modern, comprehensive dictionary of Scottish Gaelic into English. The numerous examples of usage and idiom in this work have been modelled on examples culled from modern literature, and encompass many registers ranging from modern colloquial speech, to more elaborate literary constructions. The main contemporary... more...

  • A Dictionary of British Historyby John Cannon

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    When was the first motorway opened? What did the Levellers believe in? What was the book of sports? Where did the Rebecca riots take place? What prompted the Cat and Mouse Act? How long did the Hundred Years War last? When was the treaty of Worms for?Drawing on from the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to British History, published in 1997, The Dictionary... more...

  • Carnal Knowledgeby Charles Hodgson

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    From head to toe to breast to behind,  Carnal Knowledge is a delightfully intoxicating tour of the words we use to describe our bodies. Did you know:   - eye is one of the oldest written words in the English language? - callipygian means "having beautiful buttocks"? - gam, a slang word for "leg," comes from the French word jambe ?   A treat... more...

  • The Dictionary of Military Termsby Defense

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    This is the comprehensive, standardized dictionary of military and associated terminology compiled and used by the Department of Defense. Divided into two sections, The Dictionary of Military Terms contains the terms and definitions approved for Department of Defense (DOD) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) use as well as a complete... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Philosophyby Anthony Preus

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 129.99

    This second edition covers the history of Greek philosophy through a chronology, an introductory essay, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1500 cross-referenced entries on important philosophers, concepts, issues, and events. 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...

  • 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...