Brewer's Dictionary of phrase and fable

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Harper & Row, 1970 - Literary Criticism - 1175 pages
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A reference work which provides the source, meaning, and derivation of unusual phrases and allusions.

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The first edition of this dictionary was published in 1870; the 15th in 1995. The 16th edition contains 1000 new entries, including paparazzi, full monty, couch potato, and millennium bug. It ... Read full review