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Dictionary of Proverbs: And Their Origins By Linda Flavell

Dictionary of Proverbs: And Their Origins
by Linda Flavell

Did you know that 'if the cap fits' refers to the traditional jester's cap with bells on it - so anyone wearing such a cap could be expected to do something foolish? Or that the ancient Greeks believed that it was camels rather than elephants that never forgot? This is a dictionary of proverbs which also includes quotations.
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Did you know that 'if the cap fits' refers to the traditional jester's cap with bells on it - so anyone wearing such a cap could be expected to do something foolish? Or that the ancient Greeks believed that it was camels rather than elephants that never forgot? The Spanish writer Cervantes defined a proverb as 'a short sentence drawn from long experience' and Linda and Roger Flavell trace the origins of over 400 of these invaluable pieces of wisdom. The entries are interspersed with mini-essays on such diverse subjects as The Proverbial Cynic and When there's a R in the Month. The result is essential reading for anyone who delights in words.

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GOR001680452
Title
Dictionary of Proverbs: And Their Origins
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Kyle Books
Year published
Number of pages
278
ISBN 10
1856267369
ISBN 13
9781856267366
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