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  • 80 expressions de traditionby Collectif

    Larousse 2010; Not Available

    Saviez-vous que "faire la roue" peut aussi signifier "parader comme un coq" ? Et devinerez-vous le sens exact d'expressions étonnantes comme "acheter chat en poche", "tourner la truie au foin", "bailler le lièvre par l'oreille", "rôtir le balai" ou "faire un trou à la lune" ? Venez donc goûter aux parfums suaves de ces extraordinaires expressions,... more...

  • 365 dictons de nos régionsby Gabrielle Cosson

    Larousse 2010; Not Available

    Saviez-vous qu'avec cigognes à la Saint-Barthélémy, un doux hiver nous est promis ? Et que gelée du jeudi saint gèle le sarrasin ? Ce recueil, pétri d'irrésistible sagesse populaire, conçu comme un almanach et clairsemé de très nombreuses devinettes ludiques, va vous faire humer, jour après jour, l'odeur revigorante de nos terroirs et apportera une... more...

  • Les grands philosophesby Collectif

    Larousse 2011; Not Available

    Pour savoir l?essentiel sur les événements, les idées, les personnages, les artistes qui ont fait notre histoire. more...

  • War Slangby Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 19.95

    From the homegrown "boodle" of the 19th century to current "misunderstandistan" in the Middle East, America's foremost expert on slang reveals military lingo at its most colorful, innovative, brutal, and ironic. Author Paul Dickson introduces some of the "new words and phrases born of conflict, boredom, good humor, bad food, new technology, and the... more...

  • A Dictionary of Journalismby Tony Harcup

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    A Dictionary of Journalism is an accessible and authoritative quick reference dictionary. It covers over 1,400 wide-ranging entries on the terms that are likely to be encountered by students of the subject, and aims to offer a broad, accessible point of reference on an ever-topical and constantly-changing field that affects everyone's knowledge... more...

  • Hatchet Jobs and Hardball: The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slangby Grant Barrett

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    Here is a wonderful Baedeker to down-and-dirty politics--more than six hundred slang terms straight from the smoke-filled rooms of American political speech. Hatchet Jobs and Hardball: The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang illuminates a rich and colorful segment of our language. Readers will find informative entries on slang terms such... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movementby John Grasso; Bill Mallon; Jeroen Heijmans

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 169.99

    This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of The Olympic Movement covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about The Olympic Movement. 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...

  • The Deeper Meaning of Liffby Douglas Adams; John Lloyd

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 13.99

    Does the sensation of Tingrith (1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when you see someone Ahenny (2)? Can you deal with a Naugatuck (3) without causing a Toronto (4)? Will you suffer from Kettering (5) this summer? Probably. You are almost certainly familiar with all these experiences but just didn?t know that there are words for them.... more...