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Although intended for sixth- to 12th-grade students, this newly revised and expanded edition will prove a valuable reference for anyone seeking explication of English-language aphorisms. Manser (The Facts On File Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases) offers half-page features of biblical and literary proverbs as well as adages from 18 other languages and cultures, from African to Yiddish. More than 1700 entries-200 of them new and most running several paragraphs long-are first organized alphabetically by opening word, then indexed by theme. Each entry offers an example of conventional usage, relevant variations, and the date and location of the proverb's first recorded appearance. Newly added proverbs include "You snooze, you lose" and "Men are from Mars, women are from Venus." Recommended for literary and scholastic library collections; libraries owning the 2002 edition should update.