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Dictionary of proverbs and their origins
Dictionary of proverbs and their origins
Flavell, Linda2016
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Did you know that 'if the cap fits' refers to the traditional jester's cap with bells on it - so anyone wearing such a cap could be expected to do something foolish? Or that the ancient Greeks believed that it was camels rather than elephants that never forgot? The entries are interspersed with mini-essays on such diverse subjects as The Proverbial Cynic and When there's a R in the Month. The result is essential reading for anyone who delights in words.
Main title:
Dictionary of proverbs and their origins / Linda and Roger Flavell.
Edition:
Revised, updated and expanded edition.
Imprint:
London : Kyle Books, 2016.
Collation:
vii, 273 pages ; 20 cm.
Notes:
First published in 1993.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780857834034
Dewey class:
398.903
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Hampton LibraryLanguages and Literature398.903 FLAAvailable
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