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The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins
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Phil Cousineau illuminates the history and mystery of weird and wonderful word stories. To untangle the knot of interlocking meanings of these painted words, each entry begins with a headword that is drawn out wordsmith author Phil Cousineau's own brief definition rendered in italics, filled in with a tint of etymology and a brushstroke quotes showing how the word is used, and ending with some touch up by way of companion words that offer a few variations.