Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 14, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 896 pages
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This fascinating collection of traditional metaphors and figures of speech, groups expressions according to theme. The second edition includes over 1,500 new entries, more information on first known usages, a new introduction and two expanded indexes. It will appeal to those interested in cultural history and the English language.

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Dick Wilkinson is a retired Forestry Commission worker who studied Classics, Old English and Old Norse at Cambridge University. This collection is the result of a lifetime's work on dialect and metaphor.

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