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11 January 2009

400 Pages

5-1/8 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199539536

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A Dictionary of Proverbs

Fifth Edition

Edited by Jennifer Speake
John Simpson

Oxford Quick Reference

  • Contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English
  • Uses research and evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank
  • Expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English
  • Revised and fully updated edition with over 40 new entries
  • Thematic index is as ideal for quick reference as the A-Z section is for browsing
  • Examples of use, including the earliest evidence, provide a fascinating history of each proverb

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