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Title Brewer's dictionary of modern phrase & fable
Edition Second edition / by John Ayto & Ian Crofton
Published London [England] : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006
Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (7712 entries) : 1 image, digital files
Summary From the publishers of the perennially best-selling Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable comes a phrase and fable dictionary for the 21st century. With its unique blend of word and phrase etymology, cultural allusion and general knowledge, and its predilection for the esoteric and the unexpected, Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable offers a richly diverse and entertaining exploration of the linguistic and cultural landscape of the modern world. It runs the whole gamut of contemporary culture, from American Psycho to Dadaism and G and T to Lara Croft
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Title page of print version
Subject Allusions.
English language -- Terms and phrases.
Literature -- Dictionaries.
Mythology -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Ebook
Terms and phrases.
Form Electronic book
Author Ayto, John.
Crofton, Ian.
Reference Collection
ISBN 1849725934 (online)
9781849725934 (online)
Other Titles Brewer's dictionary of modern phrase and fable
Dictionary of modern phrase & fable