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Cassell"s dictionary of word and phrase origins

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Published by Cassell, Distributed in the U.S. by Sterling Pub. Co. in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Etymology -- Dictionaries.,
  • English language -- Terms and phrases.

  • Edition Notes

    Previous ed.: 1996.

    Other titlesWord and phrase origins
    StatementNigel Rees.
    GenreDictionaries.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1580 .R44 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 274 p. ;
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3618808M
    ISBN 100304362255
    LC Control Number2002391962

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