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- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95
This collection will appeal to everyone who has ever wondered about the origin of phrases like "all part of life's rich pattern" and "long time no see". It covers a wide range of catch phrases in current use in all parts of the English-speaking world. Most entries are drawn from the second edition of Eric Partridge's Dictionary of Catch Phrases (second... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
This fascinating collection of traditional metaphors and figures of speech, groups expressions according to theme. The second edition includes over 1,500 new entries, more information on first known usages, a new introduction and two expanded indexes. It will appeal to those interested in cultural history and the English language. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2000; US$ 10.00
This includes more than 1,800 of the most frequently used idioms in contemporary British English, each with at least two example sentences. Compiled with non-native speakers in mind, the entire collection is compressed into a pocket-size edition. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
A reference book that belongs on every desk--one of the handiest, best-organized, and most reliable thesauruses available, newly updated to reflect the American language of today. From the Hardcover edition. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00
Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases,... more...
- Sourcebooks 2011; US$ 18.99
The Ultimate Guide to Powerful Language If you've ever fumbled while trying to use a big word* to impress a crowd, you know what it's like to* be poorly spoken. The fear of mispronouncing or misusing complex words is real and leaves many of us consigned to the lower levels* of the English Language. The secret to eloquence, however, lies in simplicity-the... more...
- De Gruyter 1999; US$ 154.00
Rather than presenting a reverse list of words in endless sequence and strictly alphabetical order, this Reverse English Dictionary considers the structure and formation of words, grouping them together in sections and subdivisions. This way of looking at words from behind and comparing similar word endings reveals new and unaccustomed... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.65
Since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been the hallmark of genius, but Nobel laureates tend to be more than merely brilliant - their idealism, courage and concern for humanity have also made them sources of inspiration and insight. The 1,000 Wisest Things Ever Said is a fascinating collection of quotes from the winners of this most prestigious award. It also... more...
- Portable Press 2014; US$ 2.99
The ancient Greeks had Zeus; today we have the Burger Kingking. In Modern Mythology , you?ll meet the world?s most fascinating heroes, villains, and corporate spokesthingies. Featuring Bathroom Reader classics plus a few new treasures, you?ll discover truths and untruths, and learn the real stories behind some of today?s tallest tales. So sit back... more...