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- Readers Digest 2011; US$ 14.95
From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," The Queen's English is your indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language, which has shown many a poor soul the way out for little more than twanging a vowel, splitting an infinitive or, crime of all crimes, saying dinner instead of tea. With The Queen's... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Octopus Books 2008; US$ 8.99
It's a fact that men love lists: with lists, men can find the most interesting information with the least amount of effort. This book contains over 250 lists covering the most important subjects in life - cars, sports, barbecues, gadgets - and answers the most vital questions: Are Ferraris faster than Lamborghinis? What's the most common murder weapon?... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 19.00
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... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 29.00
More bling for the buck! The #1 guide to American slang is now bigger, more up-to-date, and easier to use This new edition of McGraw-Hill?s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions offers complete definitions of more than 12,000 slang and informal expressions from various sources, ranging from golden oldies such as . . . golden... more...
- 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...
- 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 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...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 10.99
This is the clearest, most useful guide to parliamentary procedure, now with new information on effective and reliable procedures for nominations, elections, ballots, balloting, and ballot counting. more...