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    Sailing (Bulging Pocket Dictionary) (Paperback) By (author) Henry Beard, By (author) Roy McKie

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    DescriptionTwo of the funniest books ever published on their respective subjects - SAILING and GOLFING - are back. And better than ever. Repackaged in the irresistibly chunky, compulsively readable small square book format, each is a perfect gift for a new generation of obsessives. GOLFING is even funnier than when it was originally published. Now an avid golfer, Henry Beard brings the same passion for improvement to writing about golf as he does to playing it, and he's both added new definitions and rewritten many others. Like whiff - "Familiar term widely misused to describe particularly fast and powerful style of practice swing intentionally made directly over the ball." A classic, SAILING is "...quite simply the funniest book I have ever read" - William F.Buckley Jr. From ahoy - "The first in a series of four-letter words commonly exchanged by skippers as their boats approach each other" to zephyr - "A warm, pleasant breeze named after the mythical Greed god of wishful thinking, false hopes and unreliable forecasts" - it brings new meaning to the things said at sea.


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    Title
    Sailing
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry Beard, By (author) Roy McKie
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 295
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 109 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780761123873
    ISBN 10: 0761123873
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: WHC
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WSSN3
    B&T General Subject: 460
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    BISAC V2.8: SPO036000, HUM013000, HUM007000
    DC21: 797.1240207
    DC22: 797.1/24/03
    LC classification: GV811 .B36 2001
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 797.12403
    LC classification: GV811.B36
    Thema V1.0: XY, SPNG
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Workman Publishing
    Imprint name
    Workman Publishing
    Publication date
    01 September 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    "Quite simply the funniest book I have ever read."--WILLIAM F.BUCKLEY, JR.
    INCLUDING: ahoy: the first in a series of four-letter words commonly exchanged by skippers as their boats approach one anotherWooden boat: a hole in the water surrounded by planks into which a sailor pours money
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    sailing

    the fine art of getting wet and becoming ill while slowly going nowhere at great expense.