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The Penguin Dictionary Of Proverbs

Author : Rosalind Fergusson
ISBN : UCSC:32106015613885
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Entertaining and informative, this rich and diverse collection of over 6000 proverbs (and their origins) is a delight to browse and the perfect addition to any home reference shelf.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Penguin Dictionary Of First Names

Author : David Pickering
ISBN : IND:30000092685902
Genre : Names, Personal
File Size : 31.35 MB
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An absorbing and engaging guide for anyone choosing a baby's name or interested in the history and cultural heritage of names, The Penguin Dictionary of First Names has been expanded and updated for its second edition. This comprehensive guide gives the meaning and history of each name and descibes any famous or literary associations it might have. It lists the most popular names for boys and girls in recent years, as well as names that have gone out of favour lately, and includes new entries such as Romeo and Leo.
Category: Names, Personal

The New Penguin Dictionary Of Abbreviations

Author : Rosalind Fergusson
ISBN : UCSC:32106015082669
Genre : Abbreviations
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In the PENGUIN REFERENCE series, a book containing definitions and explanations of abbreviations used in the English language. It is compiled by the editor of PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF PROVERBS.
Category: Abbreviations

The Facts On File Dictionary Of Proverbs

Author : Martin H. Manser
ISBN : 9780816066735
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 23.76 MB
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Lists the meaning and origin of more than 1,700 traditional and contemporary English proverbs.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Penguin Dictionary Of Judaism

Author : Nicholas De Lange
ISBN : 9780141917108
Genre : Religion
File Size : 85.75 MB
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The Penguin Dictionary of Judaism is a remarkable feat of Reference scholarship by renowned Cambridge professor and translator, Nicholas de Lange. With an approachable A-Z format the book covers everything from Jewish traditions and biographical entries on key historical figures to theology, religious law and practice, and the history of Jewish thought. Each entry is presented with clarity, precision and authority. With extensive cross-referencing and invaluable additional material such as a chronology of Judaism and the Jewish calendar, this is an essential companion for students of Jewish studies, Hebrew, Religion and Theology plus anyone with a general interest in this rich religion.
Category: Religion

The Penguin Pocket Dictionary Of Babies Names

Author : David Pickering
ISBN : 9780141916392
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 43.7 MB
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What's in a name? Rather more than you might at first suspect, for names are steeped in history and myth and have much to tell us about our past, our beliefs - even our personality traits. The Penguin Pocket Dictionary of Babies' Names takes a close look at 3500 names, explaining origins and meanings, showing how some have changed in popularity and use over time and providing all the diminutive and variant forms. Part of Penguin's major new series of reference titles ranging from Spanish and French dictionaries to books on spelling and quotations.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Cassell Dictionary Of English Idioms

Author : Rosalind Fergusson
ISBN : 0304350095
Genre : Reference
File Size : 28.44 MB
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This is a guide to over 10,000 English idioms, from apple-pie to zonk out. It defines and explains each idiom and includes examples to show the context in which particular idioms are used. Included is an explanation of where unusual idioms came from and what their history has been.
Category: Reference

The Penguin Book Of Baby Names

Author : David Pickering
ISBN : 9780141931500
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 73.11 MB
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Of all the decisions a new parent makes, choosing that special name is the most significant and the most rewarding. A new reference book for prospective parents, this clear, helpful and easy-to-use A-Z guide gives you thousands of brilliant suggestions for picking the perfect name for your new arrival. It also includes appendices of the top ten names through the centuries and the most popular celebrity names.
Category: Family & Relationships

Cassell S Dictionary Of English Idioms

Author : Rosalind Fergusson
ISBN : 0304363847
Genre : Reference
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Idioms are the expressions peculiar to any language, and English is about as peculiar as languages come! Why do people "argue the toss"?; and how do people "bring home the bacon"? This volume provides a full and thorough guide to both the most recent and more archaic turns of phrase.
Category: Reference