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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Clichés: What They Mean and Where ...
Nigel Fountain.
 
Publisher: Reader's Digest
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ISBN: 9781606525678
Daedalus Item Code: 61575
 
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AA Phrase Book German with CD

 
Publisher: AA Publishing
Format: paperback & CD
ISBN: 9781552675465
Daedalus Item Code: 61420
 
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Origin of Everyday Things: The Amazing Anecdotes Behind Everyday Items from Aztec Chewing Gum to American Zippers
Johnny Acton, Tania Adams & Matt Packer.
Publisher: Think Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845250485.  Daedalus Item Code: 61292
 
For history buffs, science students, pop culture fans, or trivia mavens, this book is a lively compendium of origins for more than 300 sayings, stories, objects, phenomena, and superstitions that we ... (Read More)
 
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The American Heritage Abbreviations Dictionary: Third Edition
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780618857470.  Daedalus Item Code: 61884
 
This third edition of Abbreviations presents some 20,000 terms that appear in text messages, chat rooms, websites, sports statistics, travel brochures, airports, personal ads, and countless ... (Read More)
 
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You Say Potato: A Book About Accents
Ben Crystal & David Crystal.
Publisher: Macmillan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781447249696.  Daedalus Item Code: 61515
 
Everyone has an accent, though many of us think that we don't. We all have our likes and dislikes about the way other people speak, and everyone has something to say about "correct" pronunciation. ... (Read More)
 
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100 Words Every Fourth Grader Should Know
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544106116.  Daedalus Item Code: 61883
 
From "accommodate" to "zest," this user-friendly guide presents 100 words that may help fourth graders—or ambitious younger students—to become better speakers, readers, and writers. Here are concepts ... (Read More)
 
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The Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Literary Quotations
Fred Metcalf.
Publisher: Biteback Publishing.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849542265.  Daedalus Item Code: 62117
 
From quotes on language itself ("The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it," wrote George Bernard Shaw in the preface to Pygmalion) to ... (Read More)
 
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Keywords for Modern India
Craig Jeffrey & John Harriss.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199665648.  Daedalus Item Code: 60922
 
What have such English terms as "civil society," "democracy," "development," or "nationalism" come to mean in an independent India, and how have their meanings and uses changed over time? Why are ... (Read More)
 
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More Women's Wicked Wit: Over 2000 Scintillating Quotations from Mary Shelley to Courtney Love
Michelle Lovric.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781853755675.  Daedalus Item Code: 61257
 
This follow-up to Women's Wicked Wit contains some 2,000 of not only the scintillating quotations mentioned in the subtitle, but also acerbic retorts and saucy one-liners by some of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify
Francine Jay.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781452155180.  Daedalus Item Code: 69201
 
"Minimalism isn't about emptiness for the sake of emptiness," notes MissMinimalist.com founder and host Francine Jay, "but rather making room to move freely, think clearly, and open ourselves to the ... (Read More)
 
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Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
Mary Norris.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393352146.  Daedalus Item Code: 69194
 
(Named a Best Book of 2015 by NPR, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal) New Yorker staffer Mary Norris has spent nearly four decades maintaining ... (Read More)
 
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I Dare Say: Inside Stories of the World's Most Powerful Speeches
Ferdie Addis.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781606524701.  Daedalus Item Code: 61596
 
A great speech can transform the mood of a nation, and sometimes even the world. This compact handbook recounts 35 such times when the words of a single person—priest, pope, peasant, slave, soldier, ... (Read More)
 
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