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The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

Bryan A. Garner.

January 2000; published online January 2002.

Book. Subjects: usage and grammar guides. 2330 pages.195020 words.

What is the singular of 'paparazzi'? Is 'graffiti' singular or plural? Should I say 'empathic' or 'empathetic'? What is the correct pronunciation of 'concierge'?

In this book of...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Edited by John Simpson and Jennifer Speake.

January 2008; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: language reference. 2528 pages.208002 words.

‘brilliantly arranged ... I recommend it without hesitation to all students of the English language and lovers of literature, as well as to pedants, crossword fanatics and...

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

Edited by Nigel Rees.

January 2006; published online January 2011.

Book. Subjects: quotations. 1258 pages.395368 words.

If you've ever wondered where the immortal phrase "A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do" originated, tried to establish who first said that "truth is stranger than fiction," been puzzled...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

Edited by Susie Dent.

January 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: history of English. 11729 pages.1341192 words.

Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend....

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

January 2006; published online January 2011.

Book. Subjects: history of English. 5664 pages.553237 words.

Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable is dedicated to the history, culture, and mythology of the Emerald Isle. With a stunningly eclectic array of more than 6,000 entries...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

Jennifer Speake and Mark LaFlaur.

January 1999; published online January 2002.

Book. Subjects: language reference. 7962 pages.265368 words.

This comprehensive reference includes detailed information on the spelling, history, and usage of thousands of foreign words and phrases used by English speakers. There are words from more...

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Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

Edited by Russ Willey.

January 2009; published online January 2011.

Book. Subjects: history of English. 2367 pages.404296 words.

From the Bloomsbury Group to the Camberwell Carrot and Samuel Johnson to Boris Johnson, Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase and Fable shines a welcome light into the enticingly shadowy...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

January 2008; published online January 2008.

Book. Subjects: quotations. 1951 pages.226375 words.

This up-to-date collection offers a vivid picture both of the world today, and of the landmark events and key voices leading to it. From Scott's Antarctic Expedition in 1912 to the attack...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations

Edited by Hugh Rawson and Margaret Miner.

January 2006; published online January 2008.

Book. Subjects: quotations. 1798 pages.248378 words.

With nearly 6,000 quotations, this volume offers a stimulating picture of American culture and life. Up-to-date and thoroughly researched, the Dictionary gives readers a nutshell history of...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

January 2009; published online January 2011.

Book. Subjects: history of English. 8980 pages.694658 words.

With thousands of contemporary words and phrases and a wide selection of entries on the cultural preoccupations of our times, Brewer’s Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable is an invaluable...

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