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By Robert Allen

ISBN-10: 0140515119

ISBN-13: 9780140515114

"Allen's Dictionary of English words" is the main complete survey of this sector of the English language ever undertaken. taking on 6000 words, it explains their that means, explores their improvement and provides citations that diversity from the Venerable Bede to Will Self. Crisply and wittily written, this publication is filled with memorable and spectacular element, no matter if displaying that 'salad days' comes from Antony and Cleopatra, that 'flavour of the month' originates in Nineteen Forties American ice cream advertising, or maybe that we have now been 'calling a spade a spade' because the 16th century. "Allen's Dictionary of English words" is a part of the "Penguin Reference Library" and attracts on over 70 years of expertise in bringing trustworthy, helpful and transparent info to thousands of readers worldwide - making wisdom everybody's estate.

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Notable among these are the set similes such as good as gold, which occurs frequently in the writing of Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Charlotte Yonge, and others. The prolific use of idioms by Dickens (take one’s secret to the grave, like grim death, lose one’s grip, eat one’s hat, take it into one’s head) was perhaps less of a surprise than the rich yield from Jane Austen (throw cold water on, be dying to, dog tired, done for, with one’s eyes open, act the fool) and, at an earlier date still, from Henry Fielding (kick one’s heels, draw in one’s horns, a fine kettle of fish, a likely story, leave somebody in the lurch).

Hardy A Pair of Blue Eyes 1873 There was no wall, the division between God’s Acre and Lord Luxellian’s being marked only by a few square stones. across See across the BOARD. act The dominant meaning is ‘something done, a deed’. ) gave rise to the sense ‘each of a series of short pieces in a programme of entertainment’ which is the basis of some of the phrases below. The verb is 17th cent. an act of God a sudden event brought about by natural forces that only God is supposedly able to control, especially a catastrophe such as a flood or earthquake.

He edited the Pocket Oxford edition of Fowler’s Modern English Usage, contributed to the Oxford Companion to the English Language and the Oxford History of English Lexicography, and is editor-in-chief of the Penguin English Dictionary. He has also written two volumes in the Penguin Writers’ Guides series, How to Write Better English and Common Errors and Problems in English. Robert Allen lives in Edinburgh. ) Penguin Ireland, 25 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland (a division of Penguin Books Ltd) Penguin Group (Australia), 250 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia (a division of Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd) Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd, 11 Community Centre, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi – 110 017, India Penguin Group (NZ), 67 Apollo Drive, Rosedale, North Shore 0632, New Zealand (a division of Pearson New Zealand Ltd) Penguin Books (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, 24 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa Penguin Books Ltd, Registered Offices: 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England First published 2006 Published in paperback with updates 2008 1 Copyright © Robert Allen, 2006, 2008 All rights reserved The author and publishers would like to thank Anne Seaton for her contribution to the research work for this project.

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