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A Browser's Dictionary, and Native's Guide to the Unknown American Language

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Esteemed poet, translator, critic, and author of children's books, John
Ciardi devoted a good part of his later literary career to the "word
rambles" that, collected in his Browser's Dictionaries, take us
on a wonderfully winding path through the landscape of language. His
three compendiums of curious expressions and intriguing facts are
enlivened by a reader's inquisitiveness
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Hardcover, 429 pages
Published December 31st 1980 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published August 1st 1980)
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Ross
Dec 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ross by: the Internet
Shelves: reference, writing
Not at all encyclopedic, but the words and phrases that it does cover it covers well.
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Recommends it for: logophiles everywhere
Shelves: dictionaries
I love words, Ciardi loves words, so there you go.
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John Anthony Ciardi (June 24, 1916 – March 30, 1986) was an American poet, translator, editor, writer and etymologist.
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