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Books Books 11 - 20 of about 42 related to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage.   

Making Whoopee: Words of Love for Lovers of Words

Evan Morris - Family & Relationships - 2004 - 146 pages
The creator of the popular Web site Word-Detective.com sheds new light on the origins, etymologies, and evolution of 150 common words and phrases used to define romance and ...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Chris Baldick - Reference - 2008 - 361 pages
The best-selling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (formerly the Concise dictionary) provides clear, concise, and often witty definitions of the most troublesome literary ...
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Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words

Bill Bryson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2002 - 224 pages
One of the English language’s most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. As usual Bill Bryson says it best: “English is a dazzlingly ...
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Word for Word: Transform Your Vocabulary from Pedestrian to Precocious* in ...

James E. Snyder Jr. - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2009 - 224 pages
An ingeniously handy guide to help you transform chew into masticate, rainy into pluvian?or antediluvian into plain old old. Attorney James Snyder didn?t set out to write a ...
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Word Nerd: More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words

Barbara Ann Kipfer - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2007 - 578 pages
Are You a Word Nerd? Did you know... --Only a human (not an animal or thing) is "able" to do something --The five on dice is called cinque --"K" for strike-out in baseball ...
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Wordcatcher: An Odyssey into the World of Weird and Wonderful Words

Phil Cousineau - Reference - 2010 - 336 pages
Who knew that the great country of Canada is named for a mistake? How about "bedswerver," the best Elizabethan insult to hurl at a cheating boyfriend? By exploring the ...
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Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

Jeff Prucher - Fiction - 2007 - 342 pages
The shared language of science fiction is covered in this historical dictionary that shows how science-fiction words and their associated concepts have developed over time and ...
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Pride: A Dictionary for the Vain

Adams Media - Reference - 2011 - 160 pages
The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers ...
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