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  • Weeds in the Garden of Words: Further observations of the tangled histor y of the English languageby Kate Burridge

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 13.87

    People who love English - the way words are used and put together to create meaning; the arcane rules and infuriating exceptions; the vital, living history of the way the language has changed through the centuries to create a richness and depth that exceeds that of many other languages - are often very passionate about how it is used and how it is... more...

  • Intoxeratedby Paul Dickson; Brian Rea

    Melville House 2012; US$ 14.95

    A smart, hilarious, and lavishly illustrated guide to the most euphemised word in the English language: Drunk A record-breaking assemblage of 2,964 different ways to say "drunk." Tipsy, roasted, three sheets, whazooed and Boris Yeltsinned are just the beginning....With an introduction by the wise-guy lexicographer himself, Paul Dickson, and illustrations... more...

  • The Million Word Crossword Dictionaryby Stanley Newman; Daniel Stark

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    With more than 1,000,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many answers as any other crossword dictionary. More important, it is the first crossword dictionary ever to comprehensively cover the clues and answers that actually appear in today's most popular crosswords, including contemporary slang, phrases, and brand names. Meticulously... more...

  • 500 Foreign Words and Phrases You Should Know to Sound Smartby Peter Archer; Linda Archer

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 17.44

    Dazzle with your command of belle-lettres! Like a true sophisticate, you'd like to toss out casual bon mots to enliven your conversation. You'd like to float through cocktail parties offering your guests crudités and hors d'oeuvres , toasting to the prevailing Weltgeist and speculating on who's having an affaire de coeur . But first... more...

  • Dictionary of Librarianship / Wörterbuch des Bibliothekswesens / Wörterbuch des Bibliothekswesensby Eberhard Sauppe

    De Gruyter Saur 1996; US$ 168.00

    This volume identifies well over 26,000 terms and now encompasses the field of higher education. Terms are gleaned from a wide variety of sources, including German and English specialized glossaries and professional books and articles. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Nigerby Abdourahmane Idrissa; Samuel Decalo

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 139.99

    The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Niger covers the history of the peoples of the Republic of Niger from medieval times to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries covering elements of pre-colonial and colonial... more...

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

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Skiingby E. John B. Allen

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 89.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Skiing relates the history of the sport through a comprehensive alphabetical dictionary with detailed, cross-referenced entries on key figures, places, competitions, and governing bodies within the sport. Author E. John B. Allen introduces the reader to the history of skiing through a detailed chronology, an introductory... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congoby John F. Clark; Samuel Decalo

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 119.99

    The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo provides a comprehensive set of references on the country?s history, politics, economics, and culture. It traces the careers of the country?s leading personalities into the era following the democratic experiment of the 1990s. It updates the country?s social, economic,... more...

  • NFL Head Coachesby John Maxymuk

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95

    The 466 men who have held the increasingly demanding and prestigious position of Head Coach in the National Football League and the two leagues that merged into it (the All America Football Conference of the 1940s and the American Football League of the 1960s) form an exclusive club. This book essentially answers three questions about every professional... more...