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It Just Slipped Out: A Bulging Encyclopedia of Double Entendres
Russell Ash.
 
Publisher: Headline
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780755360864
Daedalus Item Code: 72646
 
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101 Two-Letter Words
Stephin Merritt. Roz Chast, illus.
 
Publisher: Norton
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780393240191
Daedalus Item Code: 73049
 
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Manners for Millionaires
Brummell & Beau.
Publisher: British Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780712357241.  Daedalus Item Code: 73284
 
First published in 1900, this satirical guide to conduct for the nouveau riche answers such burning questions as whether your current poodle may be exchanged for a larger model, the merits of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang
Grant Barrett, ed. James Carville & Mary Matalin, intro.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780195304473.  Daedalus Item Code: 72749
 
In this unique lexicon of a rich and colorful segment of our language, readers will find entries for such terms as Beltway bandit and boondoggle, angry white male and leg ... (Read More)
 
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The New England Economical Housekeeper, and Family Receipt Book: American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection
Esther A. Howland. Barbara Lynch, intro.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781449431747.  Daedalus Item Code: 72527
 
First published in 1844, Esther Howland's multifaceted regional cookbook has a strong emphasis on thrift and self-reliance in the home, themes that reflected her New England heritage; it is reprinted ... (Read More)
 
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100 More Words Every High School Graduate Should Know
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544019669.  Daedalus Item Code: 72780
 
Ideal for high school students as well as adults who want to invigorate their vocabulary skills, this book in the 100 Words series from American Heritage Dictionaries defines and shows how to use a ... (Read More)
 
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The American Heritage Large Print Dictionary: Revised Edition
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780618714858.  Daedalus Item Code: 71951
 
Probably quite a few of us associate dictionaries with the smallest print imaginable, and so here is the dictionary for those who need or prefer large print, approved by the National Association for ... (Read More)
 
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Manners for Schoolboys
J. Robinson.
Publisher: British Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780712357463.  Daedalus Item Code: 73285
 
"Boys will be boys," the saying goes; as this fascinating little manual maintains, however, there is always room for improvement. First published in 1829, it offers forthright advice to young ... (Read More)
 
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The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
Mark Forsyth.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781785781704.  Daedalus Item Code: 73507
 
What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organized crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? The author of The Elements of ... (Read More)
 
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Big Book...of Perfectly Useless Information
Mitchell Symons.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780062348333.  Daedalus Item Code: 72383
 
Did you know that Billy Crystal's childhood babysitter was Billie Holiday? Or that the shortest war in history lasted 38 minutes? Did you realize that it's physically impossible for pigs to look up ... (Read More)
 
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Righting the Mother Tongue: From Olde English to Email, the Tangled Story of English Spelling
David Wolman.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061369261.  Daedalus Item Code: 72755
 
In this "engaging ramble through our orthographic thickets" (Boston Globe), the author of A Left-Hand Turn Around the World tells the cockamamie story of English spelling. When did ... (Read More)
 
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The American Heritage Medical Dictionary: Revised Edition
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780618824359.  Daedalus Item Code: 71952
 
New treatments, new tests, and new insights into health and disease have resulted in an unprecedented explosion in medical terminology. This book—sophisticated enough for the medical professional but ... (Read More)
 
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