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Edited by Tom McArthur

in Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

Published in print January 1998 | ISBN: 9780192800619
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727023

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The transposition of the initial sounds of words, as in ket of seas (set of keys). The eponymous Spooner was

Reference Entry.  90 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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