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    DescriptionThe Horologicon (or book of hours) gives you the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to the hour of the day when you really need them. Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you're philogrobolized. Pretending to work? That's fudgelling, which may lead to rizzling if you feel sleepy after lunch, though by dinner time you will have become a sparkling deipnosophist. From Mark Forsyth, author of the bestselling The Etymologicon, this is a book of weird words for familiar situations. From ante-jentacular to snudge by way of quafftide and wamblecropt, at last you can say, with utter accuracy, exactly what you mean.


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    Title
    The Horologicon
    Subtitle
    A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Forsyth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 356 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848315983
    ISBN 10: 1848315988
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25640
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB, CBX
    Libri: ENGM1850, ANGL4880
    DC23: 420.14
    Publisher
    Icon Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Icon Books Ltd
    Publication date
    05 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Duxford
    Author Information
    Mark Forsyth is a blogger and author whose books have made him one of the UK's best-known commentators on words. His book The Etymologicon was a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and was followed by the similarly successful The Horologicon. Follow Mark on Twitter @inkyfool.
    Review quote
    'Reading The Horologicon in one sitting is very tempting' -- Roland White, Sunday Times 'A magical new book ... Forsyth unveils a selection of those obsolete, but oh-so-wonderful words' -- Daily Mail 'Whether you are out on the pickaroon or ogo-pogoing for a bellibone, The Horologicon is a lexical lamppost' -- The Field 'A delightfully eccentric ... illuminating new book.' -- Daily Mail 'A magical new book ... Forsyth unveils a selection of those obsolete, but oh-so-wonderful words.' -- Daily Mail