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A Concise Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (Oxford Paperback Reference)

by Elizabeth Knowles

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192801252, Paperback)

This new reference work draws on Oxford's unrivaled bank of online language resources to provide a wealth of fascinating and informative background detail for over 10,000 phrases and allusions used in English today. Among this plenitude are entries on African Eve, Blair Babes, Custer's Last Stand, friend of Dorothy, ground zero, Oradour, Red Queen hypothesis, shoot the messenger, and Trojan horse.

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"The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable provides a wealth of fascinating and informative background detail for over 10,000 phrases and allusions used in English today. Drawing from Oxford's unrivalled bank of language and quotation online resources, the dictionary gives reliable, up-to-date insights into the origin and meaning of figurative and allusive language from ancient times to the present day."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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