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Brewer's Dictionary Of Modern Phrase And Fable By Adrian Room

Brewer's Dictionary Of Modern Phrase And Fable
by Adrian Room

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Brewer's original dictionary was written in 1864 and offered a compendium of general knowledge across a wide range of subjects. In this modern edition, Adrian Room offers 8000 entries on the knowledge and trivia of the 20th century, from the first line of "Peter Pan" to who shot JR Ewing.
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Brewer's Dictionary Of Modern Phrase And Fable by Adrian Room

Includes more than 7500 words, idioms, catchphrases, slogans, names, nicknames, 'named' events and book, film and TV-programme titles - all defined and fully explained Includes definitions and etymologies of new words and phrases, including the language of computer technology Blends scholarly authority with a generous helping of sheer serendipitous fun

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About Adrian Room


Adrian Room is an established writer of reference books, mainly on the origins of words and names. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the English Place-Name Society and American Name Society. He was Senior Lecturer in Russian with the Ministry of Defence until 1984, when he took up full-time writing.

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GOR001148317
Brewer's Dictionary Of Modern Phrase And Fable by Adrian Room
Adrian Room
Brewer's ...
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2000-11-02
832
0304353817
9780304353811
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