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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 Browser's Dictionary and A Second Browser's Dictionary.
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Book Description Akadine Pr, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111888173432
Book Description Akadine Pr. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1888173432 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0800518