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The Logodaedalian's Dictionary of Interesting and Unusual Words [Paperback]

George Stone Saussy

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  • Paperback: 339 pages
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press (1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 087249683X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0872496835
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 12.6 x 17.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 599,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lists the meaning of difficult and obscure English words, and offers examples of their use from the works of top British and American writers.

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5.0 out of 5 stars fond nerdy memories... 3 Nov 2009
By Christopher Conatser - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I first checked this book out from the local library when I was a youngster in junior high. It gave me no end of pleasure, and no end of creative insults to hurl back at those who made fun of my bookwormish proclivities. ("You cacophagic speck of frass", for instance--it had so much better a sting to it than "poop cannibal," and was less likely to get me in trouble, seeing as how the teachers didn't understand it either.) Even today I happily tell people that the reason I can't eat at Subway is because of my latent bathysiderodromophobia, and I obfuscate, abstrude and tergiversate with the best of them. Recommended for all who love language for its own sake.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book, you'll be glad you did and so will I 20 Jan 2007
By bujinin - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book for the throne-room browser. a verified collection of words used by hundreds of authors defined and used in context. a useful tool for obscurantist and obfuscators. i no longer get a cut from your purchase so buy with confidence that my opinion is objective

George Stone Saussy III

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4.0 out of 5 stars This Book is Fun for any Logophile ... 6 Feb 2013
By Clinton D. Stevens - Published on Amazon.com
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The words range from "abaxial" to "zahir." The book is reminiscent of The Grandiloquent Dictionary and Mrs. Byrnes' Dictionary, although I deem the latter two to be a little superior to this one, thus 4 stars.
5.0 out of 5 stars :) 25 Jan 2013
By Debra Kirkpatrick - Published on Amazon.com
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It arrived on time, it was packaged perfect for the product, it was in great shape and we enjoy it.
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