Delightful explorations of the roots (and branches) of words and phrases.
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Esteemed poet, translator, critic, and author of children's books, John Ciardi devoted a good part of his later literary career to the "word rambles" that, collected in his Browser's Dictionaries, take us on a wonderfully winding path through the landscape of language. His three compendiums of curious expressions and intriguing facts are enlivened by a reader's inquisitiveness and a writer's ingenuity. In these pages you'll discover the bitter herb at the root of sardonic, the Biblical fly in the ointment, what provides the pleasure in happy as a clam, and hundreds of other insights into our linguistic heritage. Also available in Common Reader Editions: A Second Browser's Dictionary and A Third Browser's Dictionary.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1980. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This is an interesting collection of etymologies involving 1,000 English words and phrases. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060107669
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