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Dictionary of Word Origins
     

Dictionary of Word Origins

by Joseph T. Shipley
 

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This fascinating, authoritative reference dictionary supplies the answers to hundreds of questions about the derivations of words we use everyday. The reader can follow a word through its many lives, tracing it from its earliest known use to its current meaning. Dr. Shipley presents a wealth of anecdotal material in a lively style guaranteed to give hours of

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This fascinating, authoritative reference dictionary supplies the answers to hundreds of questions about the derivations of words we use everyday. The reader can follow a word through its many lives, tracing it from its earliest known use to its current meaning. Dr. Shipley presents a wealth of anecdotal material in a lively style guaranteed to give hours of entertainment as well as sound scholastic information.

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ISBN-13:
9781442237261
Publisher:
Philosophical Library, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/15/1945
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.40(d)

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