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Abbotsford to Zion: The Story of Scottish Place Names Around the World
Elspeth Wills.
 
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781780274072
Daedalus Item Code: 73460
 
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A Miscellany of Murder: From History and Literature to True Crime and ...
The Monday Murder Club.
 
Publisher: Adams Media
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781440525933
Daedalus Item Code: 73915
 
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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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Language!: 500 Years of the Vulgar Tongue
Jonathon Green.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781848878983.  Daedalus Item Code: 73946
 
Britain's foremost lexicographer of slang—having been responsible for the Chambers Slang Dictionary, the Slang Thesaurus, Slang Down the Ages, and the multivolume Green's ... (Read More)
 
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Beginner's Persian
A.M. Miandji.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780781805674.  Daedalus Item Code: 62597
 
The official language of Iran, Persian (Farsi) is a mellifluous language with more than 100 million speakers worldwide. Along with the phonetic pronunciation of hundreds of phrases, this guide also ... (Read More)
 
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Swedish Hippocrene Comprehensive Dictionary: Swedish-English

Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780781804745.  Daedalus Item Code: 62615
 
An ideal reference tool for teachers, travelers, and translators, this substantial Swedish-English dictionary contains more than 75,000 definitions. In addition to British and American variations of ... (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 Pocket Enquire Within: A Guide to the Niceties and Necessities of Victorian Domestic Life
George Armstrong, ed.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847945846.  Daedalus Item Code: 73724
 
What is the correct way to carve a partridge? Can egg whites be used to repair broken china? And how should leeches be applied? First published in 1856, this guide to domestic life is packed with ... (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 Little Book of Celtic Names
Loreto Todd.
Publisher: O'Brien Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847173294.  Daedalus Item Code: 73412
 
From familiar selections like Kenneth and Nora to such uncommon choices as Ynyr and Oanez, this dictionary includes more than 500 Celtic names from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of ... (Read More)
 
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