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  • Dictionary of American Slang 4eby Barbara Ann Kipfer; Robert L. Chapman

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    We all know language changes rapidly, but to follow along requires an historical view. Chapman's Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition, provides just what is needed to trace the language of today back to its American roots. And make no mistake??this is a dictionary that is purely American, the place where you can trace the development of... more...

  • The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectivesby Eugene Ehrlich

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Adjectives have long suffered from bad press. For many years, English teachers have been fond of telling students that "adjectives are the enemy of nouns, and adverbs are the enemy of everything else." While it's still advisable to heed your English teacher's advice on most other matters, The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for... more...

  • Dictionary of American Slang 4eby Barbara Ann Kipfer; Robert L. Chapman

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 35.99

    We all know language changes rapidly, but to follow along requires an historical view. Chapman's Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition, provides just what is needed to trace the language of today back to its American roots. And make no mistake??this is a dictionary that is purely American, the place where you can trace the development of... more...

  • Visual Dictionaryby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available

    "The ultimate dictionary." Times Educational Supplement From the universe and our planet, to plants and animals, to the human body and the very latest in science and technology, the updated and revised Visual Dictionary is a unique encyclopedia packed with information. Not only does it tell you what a term means, it shows you with over... 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...

  • ZOUNDS!by Mark Dunn; Sergio Aragones

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    From Geronimo! to gesundheit to haminahamina to holy mackerel , and from abracadabra to zoinks , Mark Dunn and Sergio Aragonés show you interjections like you've never seen them before. Often thought of as unnecessary verbal fringe or simply linguistic decoration, interjections ( ahem , howdy , mamma mia , pshaw , tally-ho , whoop-de-do... more...

  • Carnal Knowledgeby Charles Hodgson

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    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 Devil's Dictionaryby Ambrose Bierce

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 5.99

    The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881. In this book , Ambrose Bierce skewers far more the world of politics, but it is the political realm where Bierce's observations are astonishingly and depressingly relevant a centry later. more...

  • Scientifically Speakingby C.C. Gaither; Alma E Cavazos-Gaither

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 83.95

    In these days of ever-increasing specialization, it is important to gain a broad appreciation of science. Entertaining and informative, Scientifically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations, Second Edition contains the words and wisdom of several hundred scientists, writers, philosophers, poets, and academics. The largest compilation of published science... more...