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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
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Dec 08, 07

bookshelves: reference
Read in January, 1988

This book really is a must have. Have you ever wondered who Zeno was? Or where the phrase, 'to swing a cat' came from? Life and literature are full of references to phrases and fables that I'm never totally sure of. But this is also a fun book to just pick up and flick through.

Possibly not a book to read from cover to cover, but a joy nonetheless.
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