Dictionary of Proverbs PDF ePub eBook

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Dictionary of Proverbs free pdf Did you know that 'if the cap fits' refers to the traditional jester's cap with bells on it - so anyone wearing such a cap could be expected to do something foolish? Or that the ancient Greeks believed that it was camels rather than elephants that never forgot? The Spanish writer Cervantes defined a proverb as 'a short sentence drawn from long experience' and Linda and Roger Flavell trace the origins of over 400 of these invaluable pieces of wisdom. The entries are interspersed with mini-essays on such diverse subjects as The Proverbial Cynic and When there's a R in the Month. The result is essential reading for anyone who delights in words.

About Linda Flavell

Linda Flavell has a degree in modern languages and subsequent qualifications in secondary and primary teaching. Roger, who died in December 2005, had many years' experience working for London University's Institute of Education, concerned latterly with education and international development, and with online education. The Flavells' other books for Kyle Cathie are A Dictionary of English Down the Ages, Dictionary of Word Origins and Dictionary of Idioms, which is also available in a recently revised edition.

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Author : Linda Flavell
Publisher : Kyle Cathie
Data Published : 13 March 2008
ISBN : 1856267369
EAN : 9781856267366
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 278 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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