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The Romance of Words
The Romance of Words
Author: Ernest Weekley
In this entertaining collection of unusual word-histories, the author tracks down for the general reader the origins of more than 2000 common words and phrases in the English language(including British and American slang.) Often surprising, often humorous, the stories behind the adoption of such expressions as "beat around the bush," "humble pi...  more »
ISBN: 158298
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 160
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Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
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