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Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

Edited by Tom McArthur.

January 1998; published online January 2003.

Book. Subjects: history of English. 1330 pages.471672 words.

Based on the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the English Language, this is the most compact, authoritative, and up-to-date source of information about the English language. With contributions...

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Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: language reference. 43808 pages.8256286 words.

‘A success and a pleasure...Dylan Thomas would have adored it; Byron would have respected it’ - David Morley, Director of the Warwick Writing Programme, University of Warwick

From...

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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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Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

Edited by John Ayto.

January 2009; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: history of English. 3158 pages.214164 words.

"Anyone who is addicted to the richness of the English language or simply intrigued by the origin and meaning of an idiom like ‘teach your grandmother to suck eggs’ will relish...

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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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Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Edited by W. F. Bynum and Roy Porter.

January 2006; published online January 2006.

Book. Subjects: quotations. 1346 pages.415290 words.

The original words announcing great scientific discoveries, from the first ‘Eureka!’ to the cloning of Dolly the sheep, can all be found in this dictionary. Put together over 15 years with...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

Jonathon Green.

January 2010; published online January 2011.

Book. Subjects: language reference. 52741 pages.10579535 words.

Green’s Dictionary of Slang is an unprecedented 10.3 million-word collection of the impertinent, vile, censored, hip, witty, and fascinating slang words of the English...

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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 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 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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