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The Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins (Facts on File) Hardcover – 30 Nov 1997

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  • Hardcover: 800 pages
  • Publisher: Facts On File Inc; 2nd Revised edition edition (30 Nov. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816032661
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816032662
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 22.2 x 29.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,559,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This encyclopedia explains the origins of thousands of words, proverbs, idioms, foreign language expressions, animal and plant names, and nicknames. There are more than 12,500 entries of which approximately 3500 are new.

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