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Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Newly updated to incorporate recent additions to the English language, this popular dictionary provides a fascinating exploration of the origins and development of words in the English language. Drawing on Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research programme and language monitoring it brings to light the intriguing and often unusual stories of some of our most used words and phrases... Read more >

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Which English writer and journalist wrote the historical fiction 'A Journal of the Plague Year', published in 1722?


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