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Word Origins: An Exploration and History of Words and Language
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Publisher Gramercy
Publication date December 1, 1992
Pages 432
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780517265741
ISBN-10 0517265745
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.65 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Business
Original list price $11.99
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In a reference that reads like prose, the president of Funk & Wagnalls probes into the origin and development of thousands of words in the English language.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From a highly respected name in reference literature, an easy-to-access, dependable sourcebook on the origin and development of thousands of words, each word has been thoroughly checked by ranking linguists and the information is presented in a manner as entertaining as fiction, An Outlet bestseller in previous editions. 432 pages. 6 X 9.

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Reprint edition from Gramercy (December 1, 1992)
9780517265741 | details & prices | 432 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $11.99
About: The origin, history, use, and changing meaning of thousands of words on such topics as politics, dining, business, and the home are explained

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