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I Never Knew There Was a Word For It

Adam Jacot de Boinod - Humor - 2010 - 800 pages
From 'shotclog', a Yorkshire term for a companion only tolerated because he is paying for the drinks, to Albanian having 29 words to describe different kinds of eyebrows, the ...
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The syntax of early English

Olga Fischer, Ans van Kemenade, Willem Koopman, Wim van der Wurff - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 341 pages
This book is a guide to the development of English syntax between the Old and Modern periods. Beginning with an overview of the main features of early English syntax, it gives ...
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Etymology

Yakov Malkiel - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1993 - 223 pages
This historical survey enquires into the style, structure, presuppositions, and purposes of etymological enquiries over the past two centuries, and contrasts them with the ...
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The Merriam-Webster New Book of Word Histories

Merriam-Webster, Inc - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1991 - 526 pages
"A gold mine of word histories for reference or browsing. Covers the origins of 1,500 words. Over 600 engagingly written articles. Explore the stories behind our vocabulary."
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