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Dictionary of Word Origins
This fascinating, authoritative reference dictionary supplies the answers to hundreds of questions about the derivations of words we use everyday. The reader can follow a word thru its many lives, tracing it from its earliest known use to its current meaning. Dr Shipley presents a wealth of anecdotal material in a lively style guaranteed to give hours of entertainment as w ...more
Published June 20th 1989 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
(first published January 1st 1945)
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