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Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (6 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
‘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 those ... More
The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
265,368 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 ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2016
‘ground-breaking’, Writing Magazine This authoritative dictionary draws on Oxford's unrivalled bank of reference and language resources in order to explore ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
193,990 words
Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language, drawing on our collective knowledge of literature, mythology, and the Bible to give us a literary shorthand for describing ... More
New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
8.33 million words
"this is a well-researched and comprehensive reference work, but something more besides; there is a remarkable textual richness here which can offer new, original and ... More
Encyclopedia of Semiotics

Encyclopedia of Semiotics   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
469,278 words
Illustration(s):
25
The Encyclopedia of Semiotics is a comprehensive reference guide to concepts in semiotics, sign theory, and cultural studies. Three hundred entries by leading scholars in a ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
308,553 words
"A treasure (from the Greek ‘thesauros’, treasure, store or storehouse) trove (past participle of an Anglo-Norman verb meaning ‘to find’) of verbal wonders" – William ... More

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