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Dictionary of phrase and fable

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Dictionary of phrase and fable

giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

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Published by Cassell and Co. in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Allusions,
  • Literature -- Dictionaries

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby E. Cobham Brewer.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1324 p., [2] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages1324
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13532074M
    OCLC/WorldCa13056849


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