The Dictionary of 20th Century Allusions

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Fawcett Gold Medal, Sep 1, 1991 - Reference - 283 pages
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A one-of-a-kind dictionary that offers a fascinating review of modern-day art, science, sports, politics, and popular culture and includes precise information on the origin and use of words and expressions heard every day on TV, in movies, newspapers, and conversations. (Often a Bridesmaid but Never a Bride first appeared in a mouthwash ad.

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Sylvia Cole has been a high-school English teacher

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