Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins / Edition 4

Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins / Edition 4

by Robert Hendrickson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816069662

ISBN-13: 9780816069668

Pub. Date: 09/01/2008

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

The most comprehensive single-volume reference of its kind, The Facts On File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins, Fourth Edition has been completely updated and expanded and now contains definitions and origins of more than 15,000 words and expressions. This encyclopedia features anecdotes and information on the development of a wide range of words, including

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The most comprehensive single-volume reference of its kind, The Facts On File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins, Fourth Edition has been completely updated and expanded and now contains definitions and origins of more than 15,000 words and expressions. This encyclopedia features anecdotes and information on the development of a wide range of words, including slang, proverbs, animal and plant names, place names, nicknames, historical expressions, foreign language expressions, and phrases from literature. The emphasis throughout is on words and expressions whose origins are not adequately explained, or not addressed at all, in standard dictionaries. Approximately 2,500 new entries have been added to this edition, ranging from Aardsma to zounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816069668
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Writer's Reference Library
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
960
Sales rank:
1,088,743
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 2.10(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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