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Crowther"s encyclopædia of phrases and origins

Edwin Radford

Crowther"s encyclopædia of phrases and origins

by Edwin Radford

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Published by J. Crowther in [London] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Terms and phrases.,
  • English language -- Etymology.

  • Edition Notes

    Rev. ed. published in 1973 under title: To coin a phrase: a dictionary of origins.

    Statementby Edwin Radford.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1689 .R3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination151 p.
    Number of Pages151
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6500763M
    LC Control Number46012243

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