Brewer S Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable 19th Edition

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Editor: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 9780550107640
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In this book: Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend. Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition contains an intriguing supplement of Brewer's Gems-facts, fables and curiosities from Brewer collections of the past. Its pages brim with esoteric and entertaining entries - everything from curiouscustoms to the world of newspapers and political alliances of yesteryear - all seen through the distinctive Brewer lens. This nineteenth edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable encapsulates all the charm and wit that characterise its predecessors and maintains the standards of scholarship and eclecticism that have long been its hallmark. This unique edition has been thoroughly updated with over 100 new and revised entries -think crowdsourcing, cyberpunk, iPad and mash-up - guaranteed to delight, entertain and inspire in the best Brewer's tradition. Also included are twenty special entries that encapsulate the enticing spirit of the dictionary. Discover Brewer's take on angels, heraldry, pub signs and recluses and delve into the lexicographical world of the eggcorn. Whether you're a committed Brewerphile or a newcomer to its pages of fascinating entries, this edition will draw you in and keep you glued to its rich mix of eccentric nuggets. As Susie Dent explains in the foreword, Brewer's 'is not a straightforward dictionary, nor is it an encyclopaedia. It is, in fact, unlike any other reference book that exists, anywhere.'

Wordsworth Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Editor: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840223101
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This work explains the origins of the familiar and the unfamiliar in everyday speech and literature, including the colloquial and the proverbial. It embraces archaeology, history, religion, the arts, science, mythology and characters from fiction.

Brewer S Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN:
File Size: 16,15 MB
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A reference work which provides the source, meaning, and derivation of unusual phrases and allusions.

Brewer S Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable

Author: E. Cobham Brewer
Editor: Orion
ISBN: 9780304368006
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Long established as the ultimate reference for anyone with an interest in the English language, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable features tens of thousands of encyclopedic entries examining the origins and significance of popular words, phrases, allusions and cultural references. Its delightfully diverse content includes cultural, historical and mythological references, beliefs and customs, proper names, literary characters, idioms and slang. First published in 1870 and now in its 17th edition, this ever-popular collection has moved with the times to include such up-to-date material as Beckingham Palace, Hogwarts and bling alongside wonderful stories from past and present.

Brewer S Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable 20th Edition

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Editor: Chambers
ISBN: 9781473676367
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'This is, in fact, not what you were looking for; but it's much more interesting' Terry Pratchett Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend. Nowhere else could the histories of the guillotine and Guinness stout sit so comfortably alongside the KGB and the Keystone Kops. Brewer's is a catalogue of curiosities and absurdities that, over almost 150 years in print, has acquired near-mythical status. Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition includes a brand new Collection of Curious Words and many new and updated entries. Its pages brim with esoteric and entertaining oddities - everything from curious customs to the world of newspapers and political alliances of yesteryear - all seen through the distinctive Brewer lens. This twentieth edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable encapsulates all the charm and wit that characterise its predecessors and maintains the standards of scholarship and eclecticism that have long been its hallmark. Whether you're a committed Brewerphile or a newcomer to its pages of fascinating entries, this edition will draw you in and keep you glued to its rich mix of eccentric nuggets. As Susie Dent explains in the foreword, Brewer's "is unlike any other reference book that exists, anywhere."

Brewer S Dictionary Of Phrase Fable

Author: Adrian Room
Editor: Harpercollins
ISBN: 9780062701336
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Provides more than 20,000 definitions of typical phrases and words and explains their historical origins

Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108068871
File Size: 57,95 MB
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A 'museum of literary odds and ends', this classic work of 1870 elucidates the etymology of 20,000 words and phrases.

A Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Editor:
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Brewer S Dictionary Of Phrase Fable

Author: Anonymous
Editor: Franklin Classics
ISBN: 9780343132705
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Brewer S Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable 20th Edition

Author: Susie Dent
Editor: Chambers
ISBN: 1473692970
File Size: 67,95 MB
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'This is, in fact, not what you were looking for; but it's much more interesting.' Terry Pratchett Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend. Nowhere else could the histories of the guillotine and Guinness stout sit so comfortably alongside the KGB and the Keystone Kops. Brewer's is a catalogue of curiosities and absurdities that, over almost 150 years in print, has acquired near-mythical status. Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition includes a brand new Collection of Curious Words and many new and updated entries. Its pages brim with esoteric and entertaining oddities - everything from curious customs to the world of newspapers and political alliances of yesteryear - all seen through the distinctive Brewer lens. This twentieth edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable encapsulates all the charm and wit that characterise its predecessors and maintains the standards of scholarship and eclecticism that have long been its hallmark. Whether you're a committed Brewerphile or a newcomer to its pages of fascinating entries, this edition will draw you in and keep you glued to its rich mix of eccentric nuggets. As Susie Dent explains in the foreword, Brewer's "is unlike any other reference book that exists, anywhere."

Brewer S Dictionary Of Irish Phrase Fable

Author: Seán McMahon
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780304363346
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A brand-new 'Brewer's' dedicated to the 'phrase and fable' of the emerald isle.

Brewer S Dictionary Of Phrase Fable

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9780304345991
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A reference guide containing information about thousands of phrases and expressions not normally coverd by conventional dictionaries. New etymological material about word and phrase histories is included, and there are entries on people and events.

Brewer S Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable 16e

Author: Adrian Room
Editor: Collins
ISBN:
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Originally published in 1870, a colorful reference has been updated to include the newest coinages and complements the entries with informative articles on mythology, religion, folk customs, superstitions, and beliefs.

Brewer S Dictionary Of 20th Century Phrase And Fable

Author: Houghton Mifflin Company
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A guide to contemporary slogans, slang, acronyms, and allusions offers definitions, anecdotes, and histories of idioms and a treasury of information on the arts, literature, science, business, and popular culture.

Brewer S Dictionary Of Modern Phrase Fable

Author: Adrian Room
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780304358717
File Size: 42,91 MB
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Provides 18,500 definitions of typical phrases and words and explains their historical origins.

Brewers S Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable

Author: Ebenezer Cobhar Brewer
Editor:
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Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
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Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable

Author: E. Cobham Brewer
Editor: Alpha Edition
ISBN: 9789353863623
File Size: 30,11 MB
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This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

Brewer S Concise Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable

Author: Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9780304349012
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A concise version of the dictionary of phrase and fable originally put together in 1870 by Dr Ebenezer Cobham Brewer. The majority of entries provide the history of phrases or outline the significance of historic terms in religion, magic, philosophy, literature, geography, mathematics and the sciences. The dictionary also includes a miscellany of knowledge: the traditional cries of animal; lists of dwarfs and giants in myth and history, of patron saints, and of wedding anniversaries; a glossary of terms in heraldry; and an account of how to play nine men's morris.

Brewer S Dictionary Of Modern Phrase Fable

Author: John Ayto
Editor: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780550105646
File Size: 55,96 MB
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Completely updated for the twenty-first century, this reference presents definitions and origins of thousands of words, idioms, catchphrases, slogans, nicknames, and events from TV, literature, music, comic strips, and computer games.