4 edition of Brewers dictionary of phrase and fable found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||October 1981|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 55 p. :|
|Number of Pages||90|
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Careers are made from such moments. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. library: Central Library, Visva-bharati dc. — The Queen His work should find a place in every library, whether public or private. — Edinburgh Daily Review Ebenezer Cobham Brewer 1810—1897 obtained his BA in law in 1836, his LLB in 1839, and his LLD in 1844. I established this because I quickly found a 1951 date for an event in the past tense in the book, but Memorial Day is not listed as the last Monday in May, and that was established by federal law in 1971.
Our editors update and regularly refine this enormous body of information to bring you reliable information. Her books include The Language Report Oxford University Press, 2003-2007Words of the Year Oxford University Press, 2008and What Made the Crocodile Cry? The origin of this fable is from Num.
For instance, a list under the entry for John purported to show the bad luck associated with that name, ending "Certainly a disastrous list of Popes" despite several being described merely as "nonentities".
This abridged print edition has 876 pages. Alongside these are articles on people and events in mythology and religion, and on folk customs, superstitions and beliefs.
Reprints: 1896, 1897, 1898, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909, and others with no date• Some entries seem so trivial as to be hardly worth including, and others are almost definitely apocryphal. Although intended as a comprehensive reference work, early editions of Brewer's are highly idiosyncratic, with certain editorial decisions suggestive of the author's personal bias.
Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition contains an intriguing supplement of Brewer's Gems - facts, fables and curiosities from Brewer collections of the past.