A Miscellany For Word Lovers

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A Miscellany For Word Lovers

Author : Robin Hosie
ISBN : 9781472110152
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 27.40 MB
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More than 100 vocabulary-building quizzes make up the core of the book, with shorter sections on: * The fascinating origins of words * Quotes and misquotes * Slang, dialects and secret languages * Unforgettable Adverts, Famous Lines from Novels and Movies * Newspeak, Basic English, spelling reform * Malapropisms, politicians' blunders and 'mispeakings' * Mnemonics and other memory joggers * Palindromes and anagrams * Semaphore. Morse, tic-tac, hand gestures and other ways of speaking without words Entry after entry explores the byways, oddities and curiosities of the English language.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Vassar Miscellany

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ISBN : NYPL:33433074836515
Genre : Universities and colleges
File Size : 51.43 MB
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Category: Universities and colleges

Bentley S Miscellany

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : NYPL:33433081753273
Genre : Literature
File Size : 59.13 MB
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Category: Literature

The Chambers Dictionary

Author : Chambers of Editors
ISBN : 055010237X
Genre : Reference
File Size : 58.7 MB
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Encompassing more than 470,000 definitions, this up-to-date reference of the English language covers both old and new words, the commonplace and the unusual, with information on idioms, pronunciation, and etymologies.
Category: Reference

A Dog Lover S Miscellany

Author : Mike Darton
ISBN : 1905695705
Genre : Pets
File Size : 32.68 MB
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Schott’s Original Miscellany was a publishing phenomenon. It sired a host of sequels and parodies. But no matter how patiently and for how many years they begged, the potential canine readership was continually left to pine. Until now. A Dog-Lover’s Miscellany is how the original would have appeared had its creator been an obsessive dog owner. Or, indeed, a very literate dog. It parodies the randomness of entry and stylishness of design of the original, but is created entirely for dogs and their doting owners and admirers. The result is an irresistible pot-pourri of canine facts, embracing the essential, the trivial, the intriguing, and the extraordinary. The perfect kennel-top or coffee-table book to paw through at random, herein you will discover such treats as dog epigraphs; the origins of dog names; an international guide to the word “dog”; the oldest dog; weights and breeds; Crufts winners; Aesop’s fabled dogs; most popular breeds; dog bite statistics; Lassie; and dogs on the Titanic. It is, in short, the perfect companion for your perfect companion.
Category: Pets