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Brewer's dictionary of phrase & fable (original 1870; edition 1995)

by Adrian Room

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This edition of 'Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable' has been fully revised and updated and contains entries on a vast range of colloquial words and expressions as well as mythology and folk customs.
Title:Brewer's dictionary of phrase & fable
Authors:Adrian Room
Info:London: Cassell, 1995. xvii, 1182 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 15th ed
Collections:Your library, words
Tags:words, reference, history

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1870)

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Ebenezer Cobham Brewerprimary authorall editionscalculated
Brewer, Ebenezer Cobhammain authorall editionsconfirmed
Buchanan-Brown, JohnIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Evans, Ivor H.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gudefin, AlexIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pratchett, TerryForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Room, AdrianEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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