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The Insect That Stole Butter?: Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins Hardcover – 22 Oct 2009

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  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 2 edition (22 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199547920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199547920
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 2.3 x 13.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,337,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This Oxford dictionary of word origins will get a lot of use from a language-loving relative. (Sunday Times)

About the Author

Julia Cresswell is an experienced author and language researcher, having worked on the 4th edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. Books to her credit include Naming Your Baby: The Definitive Dictionary of First Names, and The Cat's Pyjamas: The Penguin Book of Cliches.


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