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  - reading_fox - LibraryThing

Fascinating links between everyday phrases and history, not actually useful as such, but its easy to lose a morning flicking from article to article. Occasionally useful as a crossword reference! Read full review


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