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Lists more than 80,000 rhyming words, including single, double, and triple rhymes, and offers information on rhyme schemes, meter, and poetic forms.

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9780816063031 | 3 edition (Facts on File, February 1, 2006), cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Lists more than 80,000 rhyming words, including single, double, and triple rhymes, and offers information on rhyme schemes, meter, and poetic forms.

Paperback:

9780816063048 | 3 edition (Checkmark Books, February 28, 2006), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Lists more than 80,000 rhyming words, including single, double, and triple rhymes, and offers information on rhyme schemes, meter, and poetic forms.

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Product Description: Attention language lovers: prepare to be taken prisoner. Willard R. Espy, word gamester extraordinaire, has put together more than 200 sublimely satisfying diversions -- including acrostics, clerihews, epigrams, cryptograms, spoonerisms, palindromes, puns, and much, much more...read more

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9781579123246 | Black Dog & Leventhal Pub, August 18, 2003, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Attention language lovers: prepare to be taken prisoner.

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Lists more than 80,000 rhyming words, including single, double, and triple rhymes, and offers information on rhyme schemes, meter, and poetic forms. (view table of contents)
By Willard R. Espy and Louis Phillips (foreword by)

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9780816043132 | Updated edition (Facts on File, April 1, 2001), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Lists more than 80,000 rhyming words, including single, double, and triple rhymes, and offers information on rhyme schemes, meter, and poetic forms.

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Lists more than 80,000 rhyming words, including single, double, and triple rhymes, and offers information on rhyme schemes, meter, and poetic forms. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780816043125 | 2 updated edition (Facts on File, April 1, 2001), cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Lists more than 80,000 rhyming words, including single, double, and triple rhymes, and offers information on rhyme schemes, meter, and poetic forms.

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Collects acrostics, anagrams, palindromes, puns, puzzles, and other examples of word play
By Willard R. Espy (editor)

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9780877791454 | Merriam Webster, September 1, 1999, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Collects acrostics, anagrams, palindromes, puns, puzzles, and other examples of word play

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The author of An Almanac of Words at Play presents a collection of puns, tongue-twisters, and spoonerisms that are accompanied by humorous black-and-white line illustrations.

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9780517177846 | Reprint edition (Outlet, March 1, 1994), cover price $5.99 | About this edition: A collection of amusing examples of acrostics, alliteration, cliches, epigrams, euphemisms, malapropisms, polindromes, and many other plays on words

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Product Description: Oysterville is the magnificently told tale of four families who settled up and down the East Coast of America three centuries ago and subsequently migrated west, eventually arriving at the tiny settlement of Oysterville on the Pacific coast in the territory of Washington...read more

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9780517521960, titled "Oysterville: Roads to Grandpa's Village" | Crown Pub, April 1, 1977, cover price $11.95 | also contains This Is My Story This Is My Song: My Journey to Becoming a Worshipper | About this edition: Oysterville is the magnificently told tale of four families who settled up and down the East Coast of America three centuries ago and subsequently migrated west, eventually arriving at the tiny settlement of Oysterville on the Pacific coast in the territory of Washington.

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9780295972251, titled "Oysterville: Roads to Grandpa's Village" | Univ of Washington Pr, August 1, 1992, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Oysterville is the magnificently told tale of four families who settled up and down the East Coast of America three centuries ago and subsequently migrated west, eventually arriving at the tiny settlement of Oysterville on the Pacific coast in the territory of Washington.
9780517549131, titled "Oysterville: Roads to Grandpa's Village" | Reprint edition (Crown Pub, December 1, 1985), cover price $11.95

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The noted comic poet, punster, and author celebrates the English language with statements on everything from polygamy to mermaids to egg timers

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9780517079409 | Clarkson Potter, April 1, 1992, cover price $4.99 | About this edition: The noted comic poet, punster, and author celebrates the English language with statements on everything from polygamy to mermaids to egg timers
9780517570616 | Clarkson Potter, December 1, 1989, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The noted comic poet, punster, and author celebrates the English language with statements on everything from polygamy to mermaids to egg timers

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Discusses rhyme, meter, and forms of verse, and lists words that rhyme with single, double, and triple sounds

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9780816012374 | Facts on File, June 1, 1986, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Lists more than 80,000 rhyming words, including single, double, and triple rhymes, and offers information on rhyme schemes, meter, and poetic forms

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9780805004472 | Reprint edition (Henry Holt & Co, October 1, 1988), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Discusses rhyme, meter, and forms of verse, and lists words that rhyme with single, double, and triple sounds

Willard Espy has been compared to Lewis Carroll for his lighthearted and fanciful treatment of words. In this latest book, Mr. Espy has created a preposterous wonderland, a garden such as never was. Besides its flowers, Espy's Garden is inhabited by creatures large and small, lovable and quarrelsome, beautiful and ugly, each incarnating some figure of speech (or trope) - that magical device that extends the range of language to infinity. Metaphor, hyperbole, alliteration, pleonasmus, litotes, tmesis - these are but a sprinkling of the unforgettable Garden folk. Espy explains more than 200 rhetorical devices, dozens of them in verses sung by the tropes themselves. Each verse is followed by a definition, a comment, and examples of the usage in history, literature, and everyday speech. Thirty of the figures come visually alive in Teresa Allen's charming and witty illustrations, and word games abound throughout the book.

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9780061812569 | Harpercollins, September 1, 1983, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Willard Espy has been compared to Lewis Carroll for his lighthearted and fanciful treatment of words.

Paperback:

9780525481966 | Reprint edition (E P Dutton, September 1, 1985), cover price $9.95

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An etymology of more than one thousand nouns arranged chronologically and by subject

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9780517535110 | Random House Value Pub, April 1, 1984, cover price $3.99 | also contains H Robust Designs and Their Applications to Control, Signal Processing, Communication, Systems and Synthetic Biology: An Integrated Course for Engineering, Mathematics, and Bioscience | About this edition: An etymology of more than one thousand nouns arranged chronologically and by subject

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Product Description: Book by Espy, Willard R.

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9780934878319, titled "Word Puzzles: Anagrams from America's Favorite Logophile" | Olympic Marketing Corp, September 1, 1983, cover price $1.98 | About this edition: Book by Espy, Willard R.

An assortment of writings, including limericks, riddles, puns puzzles, tongue twisters, poetry, malapropisms, palindromes, Tom Swifties, and Spoonerisms, for each day of the year.

Hardcover:

9780517564608, titled "Children's Almanac of Words at Play" | Random House Childrens Books, November 1, 1982, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: An assortment of writings, including limericks, riddles, puns puzzles, tongue twisters, poetry, malapropisms, palindromes, Tom Swifties, and Spoonerisms, for each day of the year.

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9780517546666 | Clarkson Potter, May 1, 1982, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: An assortment of writings, including limericks, riddles, puns puzzles, tongue twisters, poetry, malapropisms, palindromes, Tom Swifties, and Spoonerisms, for each day of the year.

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The reader must rearrange the letters of anagrams to discover the words missing from short poems

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9780517545980 | Outlet, February 1, 1982, cover price $1.00 | About this edition: The reader must rearrange the letters of anagrams to discover the words missing from short poems

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Palindromes, limericks, puns, satires, anecdotes, and other kinds of word play are included in this humorous sequel to Espy's first almanac

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9780517531877 | Random House Value Pub, November 1, 1980, cover price $5.99 | About this edition: Palindromes, limericks, puns, satires, anecdotes, and other kinds of word play are included in this humorous sequel to Espy's first almanac

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Collected and original acronyms, epigrams, graffiti, limericks, palindromes, riddles, puns, univocalics, and other word games and plays, in verse and prose, provide a month-by-month, day-by-day playground of linguistic swings and seesaws

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9780517520901 | Crown Pub, October 1, 1975, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Collected and original acronyms, epigrams, graffiti, limericks, palindromes, riddles, puns, univocalics, and other word games and plays, in verse and prose, provide a month-by-month, day-by-day playground of linguistic swings and seesaws

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9780517524633 | Crown Pub, October 1, 1975, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Collected and original acronyms, epigrams, graffiti, limericks, palindromes, riddles, puns, univocalics, and other word games and plays, in verse and prose, provide a month-by-month, day-by-day playground of linguistic swings and seesaws

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