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A conversation piece.,
This review is from: Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Sixteenth Edition (Hardcover)
The most interesting property of owning this goldmine of a book is that once people know you have it they are forever asking for the answer to the origin of an expression or phrase in common use.
Its a great conversation maker with friends(or strangers)and does often settle an arguement and very often enlightens the group.
As such its become an important reference in my household.