Everyday Words from Names of People & Places

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Elsevier/Nelson Books, 1980 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 315 pages
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Compiles fascinating facts about such commonly used words as canary, denim, and gorgeous, whose origins can be traced back to the names of people, places, and things

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Contents

Introduction
11
Man and Woman
81
Our Material Needs
133
Copyright

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Common terms and phrases

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