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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles

Second edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198609810
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727047 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780198609810.001.0001
The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

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This authoritative dictionary draws on Oxford's unrivalled bank of reference and language resources in order to explore the stories behind names and sayings that can be found in classic literature or today's news. Questions it seeks to answer include: What are Anglo-Saxon attitudes? Who first tried to nail jelly to the wall? When was the Dreamtime? Would you want the Midas touch? Should you worry about grey goo? Answers cover a range of topics, such as classical and other mythologies, history, religion, folk customs, superstitions, science and technology, philosophy, and popular culture.

Book.  7890 pages.  490742 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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