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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
     

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

by Elizabeth Knowles (Editor)
 

This new reference work draws on Oxford's unrivaled bank of online language resources to provide a wealth of fascinating and informative background detail for over 10,000 phrases and allusions used in English today. Among this plenitude are entries on African Eve, Blair Babes, Custer's Last Stand, friend of Dorothy, ground zero, Oradour, Red Queen hypothesis, shoot

Overview

This new reference work draws on Oxford's unrivaled bank of online language resources to provide a wealth of fascinating and informative background detail for over 10,000 phrases and allusions used in English today. Among this plenitude are entries on African Eve, Blair Babes, Custer's Last Stand, friend of Dorothy, ground zero, Oradour, Red Queen hypothesis, shoot the messenger, and Trojan horse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192801258
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference Series
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Knowles has been Managing Editor of Oxford Quotations Dictionaries since 1993 and is a historical lexicographer, having previously worked for ten years on the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.

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