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A Concise Dictionary of Phrase and Fable By Edited by Elizabeth Knowles

A Concise Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
by Edited by Elizabeth Knowles

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Oxford's reference on the figurative and allusive language of phrases and fables provides background information for over 10,000 examples. The breadth of coverage is wide, stretching from phrases such as "white van man" to classical mythology.
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A Concise Dictionary of Phrase and Fable Summary


A Concise Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by Edited by Elizabeth Knowles

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is a new reference work, providing a wealth of fascinating and informative background detail for over 10,000 phrases and allusions used in English today. Drawing from Oxford's unrivalled bank of language and quotation on-line resources, this highly browsable pot pourri of allusive terms includes entries from a broad range of topics, from classical mythology, history, religion, folk customs, superstitions, science and technology, philosophy, and popular culture. From African Eve to white van man, from Barbie doll and bunny boiler to the big bang theory, the dictionary gives reliable, up-to-date insights into the origin and history of words and phrases, with ample cross-referencing.

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A Concise Dictionary of Phrase and Fable Reviews


UNEDITED UK REVIEW: "Review from other book by this author IOxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2000): our reference book of the year"
UNEDITED UK REVIEW: "Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2000): ground-breaking"

About Edited by Elizabeth Knowles



Elizabeth Knowles has been Managing Editor of Oxford Quotations Dictionaries since 1993 and is a historical lexicographer, having previously worked for ten years on the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION; DICTIONARY; EXAMPLES INCLUDE AFRICAN EVE, BLAIR BABES, CUSTER'S LAST STAND, FRIEND OF DOROTHY, GROUND ZERO, ORADOUR, RED QUEEN HYPOTHESIS, SHOOT THE MESSENGER, TROJAN HORSE

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GOR001638066
A Concise Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by Edited by Elizabeth Knowles
Edited by Elizabeth Knowles
Oxford Paperback Reference
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2003-03-27
602
0192801252
9780192801258
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