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Word Origins: The Romance of Language
Word Origins The Romance of Language
Author: Cecil Hunt
Presented are pen pictures of the people whose names have passed into our language: Hobson, of "Hobson's Choice," Tantalus of "tantalizing," Eros of erotic, Downing of Downing Street, the Ben of Big Ben, Morse of the Morse Code, Sax of saxophone, and more! — Centuries are covered from classical mythology to contemporary word-makers in a most comp...  more »
ISBN: 364550
Publication Date: 1949
Pages: 126

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Publisher: Philosophical Library
Book Type: Hardcover
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