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Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date January 1, 1984
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780671497828
ISBN-10 0671497820
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $3.50
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Summaries and Reviews
Defines odd or little-known English words that have been accepted by major dictionaries description: Product Description: A supplemental reference provides an offbeat source of unusual, obscure, and very legitimate English language terms, clearly and whimsically defined for the benefit of those needing "just the right word."

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With Robert Byrne, Josefa Heifetz | New exp su edition from Carol Pub Group (June 1, 1994)
9781559722339 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $18.95
About: Defines unusual and obscure but legitimate English terms
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Reprint edition from Pocket Books (January 1, 1984)
9780671497828 | details & prices | List price $3.50
About: Defines odd or little-known English words that have been accepted by major dictionaries

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