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Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (Oxford)

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (Oxford)

 

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What is a ham-and-egger?

What are Anglo-Saxon attitudes?

Who first tried to nail jelly to the wall?

The answers to these and many more questions are in this fascinating book. Here, you can track down the stories behind the names and sayings you meet, whether in classic literature or today's news.

Oxford Paperback Reference

THE WORLD’S MOST TRUSTED REFERENCE BOOKS

This authoritative dictionary draws on Oxford's unrivalled bank of reference and language online resources to cover classical and other mythologies, history, religion, folk customs, superstitions, science and technology, philosophy, and popular culture. Extensive cross referencing makes it easy to trace specific information, while every page points to further paths to explore.

- Explores a wealth of cultural reference

- The real stories behind the names and sayings

- From mythology to genetic engineering

- Organized for easy navigation between related entries

Ask yourself :

- What is the fog of war?

- Who first wanted to spend more time with one's family?

- When was the Dreamtime?

- How long since the first cry of Women and children first?

- Where might you find dark matter?

- Would you want the Midas touch?

- Should you worry about grey goo?

Cutting Edge iPhone reference App specially designed for the iPhone & iPod Touch and the Oxford Paperback Reference series :

• Email dictionary entries to friends & colleagues, or to yourself as a reminder

• Add Notes to any entry, then email the corresponding Notes to friends & colleagues & yourself.

• Unique "Frame in Frame" feature when viewed in the Horizontal plane, allows you to view both 'Index' and 'Definition Entry'.

• DictionaryApps search engine allows you to find the entry you need, quickly and effectively

• No internet connection required! Simply download once and the dictionary is ready to use anywhere and anytime at no additional charge.

• Bookmark unlimited entries

• Keep track of your search history logging your last 100 searches for a handy review

• New 'Fuzzy Search' logic allows users to search entries even when they are not sure of the spelling.

Only menus are localised, content is English language

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