Dictionary of Proverbs and Their Origins
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Dictionary of Proverbs and Their Origins

by Linda Flavell, Roger Flavell
     
 

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In Dictionary of Proverbs and Their Origins, Linda and Roger Flavell trace the origins and histories of over 400 proverbs, detailing the changes of meaning and usage that have occurred throughout each proverb's life and offering literary examples dating back over 2,000 years. Entries have been selected because they have a tale to tell and because they are…  See more details below

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In Dictionary of Proverbs and Their Origins, Linda and Roger Flavell trace the origins and histories of over 400 proverbs, detailing the changes of meaning and usage that have occurred throughout each proverb's life and offering literary examples dating back over 2,000 years. Entries have been selected because they have a tale to tell and because they are pithily, even wittily phrased, offering, as Cervantes put it, "short sentences drawn from long experience."

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ISBN-13:
9780760707012
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
08/15/1997
Pages:
273
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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