Cleopatra's nose, the twinkie defense & 1500 other verbal shortcuts in popular parlance

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Prentice Hall Press, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 266 pages
Identifies and explains more than 1,200 verbal allusions and watchwords inspired by world events, figures, and literature since ancient times

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Contents

Section 1
33
Section 2
86
Section 3
123
Section 4
124
Section 5
146
Section 6
160
Section 7
167
Section 8
176
Section 14
203
Section 15
205
Section 16
208
Section 17
209
Section 18
214
Section 19
219
Section 20
236
Section 21
237

Section 9
184
Section 10
187
Section 11
195
Section 12
199
Section 13
202
Section 22
239
Section 23
243
Section 24
249
Copyright

About the author (1990)

Jerome Agel's more than forty major books include collaborations with Marshall McLuhan, Carl Sagan, Stanley Kubrick, Herman Kahn, and Issac Asimov. His most recent works include the nonfiction novel "Deliverance in Shanghai" and "The U.S. Constitution for Everyone.

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