Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable

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Cassell, 1981 - Literary Criticism - 1213 pages
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Brewer's dictionary of phrase & fable

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When first published in 1870, this dictionary was intended as a compilation of "words that have a story to tell"; it succeeds with every edition. This 17th edition, which mixesBrewer's classic ... Read full review

Brewer's dictionary of phrase & fable

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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