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  • The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Editionby Christine Ammer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 14.86

    Fifteen years after the publication of the first edition of the American HeritageŽ Dictionary of Idioms, author Christine Ammer has extensively updated and expanded her original text, making over 1500 revisions and adding hundreds of new entries (such as couch potato, elephant in the room, senior moment, and think outside the box) to keep up... more...

  • 100 Words Every Fourth Grader Should Knowby Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 6.90

    The latest offering in the 100 Words series from the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, this reference book helps students in the upper grades of elementary school learn the vocabulary words they need to know to understand the world around them. more...

  • McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Idioms Dictionaryby Richard Spears

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 20.00

    Shape up your English with thousands of idioms Whether you are a learner of English who is having difficulty understanding expressions in everyday speech or a native speaker who wants to expand your written or spoken range, you need a comprehensive reference for idioms, common phrases, and sayings of American English. McGraw-Hill's American Idioms... more...

  • Pictorial Webster's Pocket Dictionaryby John M. Carrera

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 9.99

    Since its publication in 2009, Pictorial Webster's has captivated legions of readers with its vintage charm. Now a selection of over 200 gorgeous engravings that once graced the pages of 19th-century Webster's dictionaries are gathered in this treasure trove of visual wonders. This short reference book is perfect for scholars, designers, and anyone... more...

  • Dictionary of the Ben cao gang mu, Volume 1by Zhibin Zhang; Paul U. Unschuld

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 130.00

    The Ben cao gang mu , compiled in the second half of the sixteenth century by a team led by the physician Li Shizhen (1518?1593) on the basis of previously published books and contemporary knowledge, is the largest encyclopedia of natural history in a long tradition of Chinese materia medica works. Its description of almost 1,900 pharmaceutically... more...

  • Bole-English-Hausa Dictionary and English-Bole Wordlistby Alhaji Maina Gimba; Russell G. Schuh

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    This is a dictionary of Bole, a little documented language of the Chadic family, spoken in northeastern Nigeria. This is one of the most comprehensive dictionaries of any Chadic language other than Hausa. All entries for Bole are fully marked for tone and vowel length. The Bole-English-Hausa section has full definitions and explanations of meaning... more...

  • El Diccionario Completo y de Explicación Simpleby Atlantic Publishing Group Inc

    Atlantic Publishing Group Inc 2014; Not Available

    El Diccionario Completo y de Explicación Simple sobre términos hipotecarios y de financiamiento, clarifica todos los términos financieros importantes con los que usted se encontrará cuando navega por el mercado hipotecario. more...

  • Dubious Definitionsby Brian Allen

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    A dictionary unlike any other, Dubious Definitions: A Dictionary of Misinterpretation is a clever, yet infuriatingly entertaining read.It provides totally unreliable, inaccurate, tortured meanings to over 1,000 unfortunate words through the use of cryptic stupidity, abused double entendre, as well as the rigorous application of a finely honed level... more...

  • A Million Words And Countingby Paul J.J. Payack

    Kensington 2008; US$ 17.99

    From Babel to Babble . . . Everyone is Speaking English In 2007, the English language passed the million-word mark. That shouldn't come as a surprise since over a billion Earthlings speak English (no one knows about other planets, but they probably speak it, too). That makes for a lot of word-coiners (neologists) out there. And where are all... more...

  • Johnson's Dictionaryby Samuel Johnson; E. L. McAdam; George Milne

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Written virtually single-handedly over a seven-year period by a revered dean of English letters, Johnson?s Dictionary first appeared in 1755. A remarkable monument to the vigor and variety of our language and to the genius of its author, it served as the standard dictionary for more than 150 years and formed the basis for all subsequent English... more...