Food: A Dictionary of Literal and Nonliteral Terms (Google eBook)
Each of the more than seven hundred entries in the dictionary contains a description of the historical background of each of the two types of language, literal and nonliteral, and provides an explanation for the relationship between them. Wherever possible, dates of "first record" in English are provided, along with the bibliographical sources of these dates; and all of the works that record those terms and expressions are given in coded form as listed in the Key to Works Cited. A Guide to Reading the Entries illustrates the typical form of an entry by analyzing an example from the dictionary that introduces five nonliteral expressions, cites thirteen bibliographical sources, and refers the reader to three other relevant entries by means of cross-references. Following the dictionary proper is a Classification of Terms According to Source, in which nearly three hundred nonliteral terms and expressions are listed under the more than four hundred literal categories from which they derive.
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14th cent ACCORDING TO SOURCE American apple ATWS baked banana BDPF beans beef bite boiled bread butter cake called candy cheese Cherry chicken chocolate chopped CLASSIFICATION OF TERMS coffee cookies cooking corn crackers DAFD Dagwood Sandwich derived dinner dish dough doughnut drink early-20th cent eggs EWPO feed fish flavor fried fruit Hash HDAS he/she his/her humble pie IHAT IRCD jelly juice kettle kitchen Kosher late-19th cent LCRH lunch MDWPO meal meaning meat Meat Loaf mess metaphor milk mouth MWCD noun NSOED nuts Onionskin orange orig Pancake Peanut pepper person pickle Popcorn Shrimp pork potato potatohead prob Pudding restaurant salad salt Sandwich sauce sausage slice snack soda someone soup sour steak stew Submarine Sandwich sugar sweet syrup taste TERMS ACCORDING toast tomato turkey vegetables verb Welsh Rabbit WNWCD word