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A dictionary of phrase and fable.

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

A dictionary of phrase and fable.

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

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Published by Cassell in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literature -- Dictionaries.,
  • Allusions.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination1061 p.
    Number of Pages1061
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14259615M

    Genre/Form: Dictionaries: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham, Dictionary of phrase and fable. London, New York [etc.   Dictionary of phrase and fable giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell [new and enl. ed.] to which is added a concise bibliography of English literature. th thousand.

      In this book: Much loved for its wit and wisdom since , Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend. Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition contains an intriguing supplement of Brewer's Gems - facts, fables and curiosities from Brewer collections of the past/5(26).   Much loved for its wit and wisdom since , Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend. Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition contains an intriguing supplement of Brewer's Gems - facts, fables and curiosities from Brewer collections of the past/5().

    As Susie Dent explains in the foreword, Brewer's "is unlike any other reference book that exists, anywhere." Brewer's Dictionary of 20th-century Phrase and Fable Houghton Mifflin Company — Language Arts & Disciplines. Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. A new edition of one of the world’s great reference books. The sheer scope of Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, together with its delightful mix of scholarship and eccentricity, makes it a must for every 21st-century bookshelf.


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A dictionary of phrase and fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Dictionaries of Phrase & Fable explain the origins of familiar and unfamiliar words, turns of phrase, speech, literature and so on. They cover colloquial sayings, proverbs and touch on subjects such as history, religion, the arts, myth, legend and science.

They truly are an interesting and magical read/5(12). Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is A dictionary of phrase and fable. book of the world's best-loved reference books. First published inthis treasury of 'words that have a story to tell' has established itself as one of the great reference classics—the first port of call for tens of thousands of terms, phrases and proper names, and a fund of fascinating, unusual and out-of-the-way information/5(20).

Dictionary of phrase and fable giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell[new and enlarged edition] to which is added a concise bibliography of English literature/5(12).

Much loved for its wit and wisdom sinceBrewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend. Nowhere else could the histories of the guillotine and Guinness stout sit Cited by: Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is a newer version to previous editions and I dare say much heavier.

It is not only a valuable source of previous century and old tales and reference, no this edition was updated to accommodate to new changes. I might add that it has a great deal of Latin phrases which promotes learning of given subject/5.

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"The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable brings together a wealth of information about the stories behind words, names, and sayings." "It draws on Oxford's unrivalled resources to cover history, religion, folk customs, superstitions, science and technology, philosophy, and modern popular culture - all areas from mythology to genetic engineering."/5.

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.) This authoritative dictionary draws on Oxford's unrivalled bank of reference and language resources in order to explore the stories behind names and sayings that can be found in classic literature or today's news.

The Oxford dictionary of phrase and fable User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict This revised and updated resource maintains the original edition�s chief strengths: the coverage of a huge variety of terms and Oxford�s deep etymological scholarship.

Much loved for its wit and wisdom sinceBrewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend. As Susie Dent explains in the foreword, Brewer’s “is not a straightforward dictionary, nor is it an encyclopaedia.

It is, in fact, unlike any other reference book that exists, anywhere.”. Brewer's Concise Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: The Meaning and Origin of O Words, Names and Places (Brewer Dictionaries) Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham; Kirkpatrick, Betty.

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell Ebenezer Cobham Brewer Cassell, - Allusions.

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 is one of the world's best-loved reference books. First published inthis treasury of 'words that have a tale to tell has established itself as one of the great reference classics-the first port of call for tens of thousands of terms, phrases and proper names, and a fund of fascinating, unusual and out-of-the-way information/5().

A Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This authoritative, entertaining, and emin /5. Dictionary of phrase and fable: giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell.

To which is added a concise bibliography of English literature. It's an invaluable reference work allowing you to look up with ease all those snippets of information that everyone else seems to be conversant with.

But more than a reference book, it is a great read that will entertain and inform you. Every book lover should own a copy/5(). Phrase and fable. On returning to England inBrewer started on the work that was to become Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. The dictionary was derived in part from correspondence with readers of his previous book.

The first edition was published in Alma mater: Trinity Hall, Cambridge. This authoritative, entertaining and eminently browsable reference book, arranged in easily accessible A - Z format, is an absorbing and imaginative feast of Scottish lore, language, history and culture, from the mythical origins of the Scots in Scythia to the contemporary Scotland of the Holyrood parliament and Trainspotting.

Here Tartan Tories rub shoulders with Torry girls, the Misery. This is really just a modernized version of 'Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable', and like Brewer's (which I also own) it is an absolute treasure-trove of (basically) useless information that will delight anyone with a love of words or phrase, and a good background in literature and history/5(9).

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Endlessly fascinating, it is an idiosyncratic treasure trove of word history, culture, folk lore and legend-and one of my favourite books., The Bookseller Whoever it was who said that you learn something new every day had obviously never read Brewer's Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable.

Browsing through this /5(64).Genre/Form: Dictionaries Terms and phrases: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham, Dictionary of phrase and fable.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. Volume: v.2 () (Reprint) Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham, Published by Pranava Books ().