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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User Review  - RShelton - LibraryThing

My undated hardcover copy has been invaluable in research and writing. This reference book has nearly every entry you could think of, from famous people to plants to humorous linguistic corruptions of a popular 17th century Spanish wine ("Peter-see-me"). Read full review

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User Review  - reignsong - LibraryThing

A great find in my grandmother's old collection. 21st edition. A book plate on the inner front cover from "1891 St, Mark's School Southborough Sacred Study" with the signature of someone with the last ... Read full review


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