Picturesque Word Origins: With Forty-five Illustrative Drawings

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G. & C. Merriam Company, 1933 - English language - 134 pages
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Back of most English words there is a "life story" that would fascinate most people, were they to know it. For instance, our word "tawdry" comes from St. Audrey's Fair, where cheap, gaudy articles were sold. The origins of many words are traced.

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