Flip Dictionary

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Writer's Digest Books, Feb 1, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 704 pages
10 Reviews
You know what you want to say, but you can't think of the word. You can describe what you're thinking but you don't know the name for it. Flip Dictionary comes to the rescue!

Bestselling author Barbara Ann Kipfer has created a huge reference that offers cues and clue words to lead writers to the exact phrase or specific term they need. It goes beyond the standard reverse dictionary format to offer dozens of charts and tables, listing groups by subject (such as automobiles, clothing types, plants, tools, etc.)

For example: want to know the term for the curved wooden beams that form the ribs of a ship? Look in the alphabetical listing to find "ship, curved timbers forming rib of: futtock." Then look at the table of sailing terms to find the names of other parts of a ship, as well as types of ships.

Flip Dictionary is an excellent reference for everyone. Writers of fiction and non-fiction will use it to find that elusive word they need, and word lovers will find it an entertaining book to simply sit and browse through. Crossword puzzlers will also find it invaluable. An indispensable desk reference, as necessary as a dictionary or thesaurus, but a whole lot more fun.

  

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User Review  - Theresa - Goodreads

I know this isn't an actual reading type book but I refer to it so much that I probably have 'read' completely. In fact I've had to reglue my copy to keep the pages from falling out. I recommend this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

A backwards dictionary! I checked this out from the library and now it's (sadly) time to give it back. This thing is so freaking cool and unique that I have to buy a copy to keep as a reference at home. Read full review

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Contents

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3
II
48
III
95
IV
168
V
209
VI
236
VII
272
VIII
292
XV
425
XVI
440
XVII
493
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About the author (2002)

Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D., is a lexicographer who has authored or compiled more than forty books, including the "Dictionary of American Slang" (with Robert L. Chapman), "The Order of Things", "Writer's Digest Flip Dictionary", and the bestselling "14,000 Things to Be Happy About". She received her doctorate in linguistics from England's University of Exeter.

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