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  • An Apple a Dayby Caroline Taggart

    Readers Digest 2011; US$ 14.95

    From Old Testament proverbs to modern phrases like "the best things in life are free," An Apple a Day takes a fun look at expressions that "have stood the test of time." Read through from start to finish or search through the list of hundreds of the most common proverbs, arranged from A to Z for easy reference. You'll learn about each proverb's... more...

  • Opening Pandora's Boxby Ferdie Addis

    Readers Digest 2011; US$ 14.95

    Are you known to strike like a thunderbolt when things don't go your way? Are you fortunate enough to have the Midas touch ? Have you ever been struck by Cupid's arrow ? Classically derived expressions are commonly used in our everyday language, yet many of us have little knowledge of the Greek and Roman influences that inspired them. With... 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...

  • Bertrand Russell's Dictionary of Mind, Matter and Moralsby Bertrand Russell

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    This dictionary contains more than 1000 selections from over 100 of Russell?s books and articles. It serves as an introduction to Russell?s brilliance in analysis, argument, and exposition which develops a clear notion of his method of approach, his fundamental principles and many of his leading ideas. Found here are definitions and terms reflected... 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; US$ 10.97

    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...

  • The Dictionary of Military Termsby Defense

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    The U.S. Department of Defense oversees the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. It is headquartered at the Pentagon. more...

  • Carnal Knowledgeby Charles Hodgson

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    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 for... 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...