History - 2014 - 992 pages
A 'museum of literary odds and ends', this classic work of 1870 elucidates the etymology of 20,000 words and phrases.
Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - Reference - 2001 - 1180 pages
This work explains the origins of the familiar and the unfamiliar in everyday speech and literature, including the colloquial and the proverbial. It embraces archaeology ...