The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

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From "the more the merrier" to "there's no such thing as a free lunch", this guide contains over 1000 of the best-known English proverbs from around the world. For this new edition, many new quotations have been added to illustrate the proverbs and over 100 new proverbs are included for the first time. A new thematic index is also included to help one find proverbs on subjects ranging from bee-keeping to stress.show more

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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0192800027
  • 9780192800022

About John Simpson

About the Editors John Simpson is Co-Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. Jennifer Speake is editor of many reference works, including A Dictionary of the Renaissance.show more

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Praise for the First Edition "Scholarly, meticulous, and authoritative"--The Washington Post Book World"A rich and absorbing collection....Simpson's introduction {is succinct and helpful...[and his] system of cross-referencing is exemplary"--The Times Literary SupplementFor the Second Edition: "The listing is aphabetical by key word, and the articles cite the various instances chronologically. Very well cross-referenced, and indexed topically." --Reference and Research Book Newsshow more

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