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O Thou Improper, Thou Uncommon Noun
O Thou Improper Thou Uncommon Noun
Author: Willard R. Espy
An etymology of words that once were names -- Many people know that sandwich comes down to us from that inveterate gambler the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, who though of putting his meal between 2 slices of bread so he could eat while playing -- that to hector someone means to browbeat him just as Hector did in ancient Greece -- that pompadour comes...  more »
ISBN: 66004
Pages: 366
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Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.
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