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The Resource Dictionary of phrase and fable : giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell, Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Dictionary of phrase and fable : giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell, Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

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Dictionary of phrase and fable : giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell
Title
Dictionary of phrase and fable
Title remainder
giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell
Statement of responsibility
Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Creator
Compiler
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1870, this 'museum of literary odds and ends' was condensed from material in a manuscript that was thrice the size of the finished book. At the end of his life, Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1810-97) substantially revised and updated the Dictionary in 1895 and it has appeared in new versions ever since. Reissued here in its first edition, the work reflects Brewer's distinct style and draws on a lifetime's reading. Elucidating the etymology of some 20,000 unusual and everyday words and phrases, the collection touches on diverse subjects ranging from history and literature to mythology and magic. Brewer's charming preface and promises to examine terms such as 'killed with kindness' and 'kettle of fish'. Readers will be enlightened as to the original meaning of familiar and unfamiliar phrases, many of which have fallen out of use yet testify to the richness of an evolving language
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Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1810-1897
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Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham
Dewey number
803
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN43
LC item number
.B7 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge library collection. Literary studies
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  • English language
  • Literature
  • Allusions in literature
Label
Dictionary of phrase and fable : giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell, Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
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Publication
Note
  • Also issued in print
  • Originally published: London: Cassell, Peter, and Galpin, 1870
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0002071114
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 979 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107239401
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Dictionary of phrase and fable : giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell, Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Publication
Note
  • Also issued in print
  • Originally published: London: Cassell, Peter, and Galpin, 1870
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0002071114
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 979 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107239401
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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