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2nd Edition

Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors

ISBN 9780415863018
Published May 3, 2013 by Routledge
896 Pages

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Book Description

This fascinating collection of traditional metaphors and figures of speech, groups expressions according to theme. The second edition includes over 1,500 new entries, more information on first known usages, a new introduction and two expanded indexes. It will appeal to those interested in cultural history and the English language.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Abbreviations: A. Tinker: B. Tailor: C. Soldier: D. Sailor: E: Richman: F. Poorman: G. Beggerman: H. Thief: I. At Home: J. At School: K. At Play: Index of Keywords: Bibliography

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Dick Wilkinson is a retired Forestry Commission worker who studied Classics, Old English and Old Norse at Cambridge University. This collection is the result of a lifetime's work on dialect and metaphor.


'It is a truly scholarly achievement deserving a place in all academic and reference libraries ...' - Reference Reviews