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eBook Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable ePub

by Ivor H. Evans,Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

  • ISBN: 006010466X
  • Subcategory: Reference
  • Author: Ivor H. Evans,Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harper & Row; Centenary edition (1970)
  • Pages: 1175
  • ePub book: 1368 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1814 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 548

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, sometimes referred to simply as Brewer's, is a reference work containing definitions and explanations of many famous phrases, allusions, and figures, whether historical or mythical.

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, sometimes referred to simply as Brewer's, is a reference work containing definitions and explanations of many famous phrases, allusions, and figures, whether historical or mythical.

Evans, Ivor H; Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham, 1810-1897. Spine title: Dictionary of phrase & fable. Dictionary of phrase and fable.

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer. Another work that owes much to an attentive and even obsessive compiler is Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Brewer, who was born in 1810, claimed that the dictionary evolved from his boyhood habit of note taking

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer. Brewer, who was born in 1810, claimed that the dictionary evolved from his boyhood habit of note taking. Around 1841, while still a Norwich schoolmaster, he wrote a popular compendium called Guide to Science, which "brought me in a large number of questions on all imaginary matters.

in English - Centenary e. 5th impression (corrected), rev. by Ivor H. Evans. Libraries near you: WorldCat.

Encompasses real, fictitious, and mythical names from history, romance, the arts, science, and fable, and phrases, superstitions, and customs ancient and contemporary. Kullanıcılar ne diyor? - Eleştiri yazın. Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi - RShelton - LibraryThing. This reference book has nearly every entry you could think of, from famous people to plants to humorous linguistic corruptions of a popular 17th century Spanish wine ("Peter-see-me"). Tam incelemeyi okuyun.

Brewer's Dictionary is a gem, full of obscure facts, observations about the history of phrases and stories and .

Brewer's Dictionary is a gem, full of obscure facts, observations about the history of phrases and stories and icons and references.

Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer. This book is simply one of the best dictionaries of its kind ever to have been published, and, I might add, Brewer's work has already become a classic. Brewer's Book of Myth and Legend (Brewer's). The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.

Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable.

Kullanıcılar ne diyor? - Eleştiri yazın. Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable. Harper & Row, 1989.

DICTIONARY OF Phrase and Fable. GIVING THE Derivation, Source, or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that have a Tale to Tell. BY THE REV. E. COBHAM BREWER, L. TO WHICH IS ADDED A CONCISE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. PHILADELPHIA Henry Altemus Company.

Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable

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Rleillin Rleillin
The quality of the book exceeded my expectations. It was delivered promptly and I had no problems with the vendor. All in all, a pleasant experience.
Roru Roru
Very interesting. It was mentioned in a collection of writings by Terry Pratchett, so I was excited to see if it lived up to his recommendation. It did.
Worla Worla
Excellent reference work
Camper Camper
Not quite what I expected but interesting.
Delaath Delaath
While relaxing and reading my evening repertoire of the 1 million best books, I periodically, crossed a person a place or phrase that somehow missed my reading repertoire. When this happens I reach for my copy of "Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable."

Finding what I'm looking for, I'm happy to know that I usually got it right. Looking up such phrases as "Cracker Barrel philosophy", I cannot help glance at "cracked pots last the longest." Once in a while I can stomp Brewer"s with such phrases as " cover her face mine eyes dazzle she died young."

For people who suggest that you can find just about anything on the net that is true. However the net does not have a tactile feel and easy index; what's more is having to trust his credibility.

So have hours, days, months, years, looking up your favorite phrase and fable.