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  • Hardcover
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  • Brewers Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
  • Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
  • English
  • 13 November 2017
  • 9780060196530

10 thoughts on “Brewers Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

  1. says:

    Various editions of this book are available online in digitized form But that shouldn't stop you from getting your own physical copy Nothing can rival the joy of browsing through it you're bound to learn something fascinating along the way As Terry Pratchett says in the Foreword it's a storehouse of little parcels of serendipitous information of a kind that are perhaps of no immediate use but which are neverthe

  2. says:

    Five stars even with some reservationsBrewer's Dictionary is a gem full of obscure facts observations about the

  3. says:

    While we're at it I cannot live without this book It's the place to go if you want to find out the significance of a golden apple or the difference between a faun and a satyr And let's face it who doesn't?

  4. says:

    This is absolutely my desert island book there's no book like it Granted reference books and mythology are two passions of mine so this is always going to get mebut there really is nothing like this book Randomly open the pages and you find out the names of famous mythological creatures infamous characters through out history and the occasional curious saying The amount of things from this book that goes into my stori

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    Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is a newer version to previous editions and I dare say much heavier It is not only a valuable source of previous century and old tales and reference no this edition was updated to accommodate to new changes I might add that it has a great deal of Latin phrases which promotes learning of given subject I would recommend it to general literature use if not sure who or what specific i

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    Did you know that Aeschylus was killed by the fall of a tortoise on his bald head from the claws of an eagle in the air? N

  7. says:

    This book really is a must have Have you ever wondered who Zeno was? Or where the phrase 'to swing a cat' came from? Life and literature are full of references to phrases and fables that I'm never totally sure of But this is also a fun book to just pick up and flick throughPossibly not a book to read from cover to cover but a joy

  8. says:

    Before there was the internet any serious English major would have had a copy of Bartlett's on her shefl for reference I love to page though my copy a water stained paperback from the 80's that's missing a few pages Reading

  9. says:

    I love this book I have an older edition and it's falling apart of the use it gets It's great fun to just browse Brewer's but what's

  10. says:

    Mine is the 1981 Centenary Edition Revised

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Various editions of this book are available online in digitized form But that shouldn t stop you from getting your own physical copy Nothing can rival the joy of browsing through it you re bound to learn something fascinating along the way As Terry Pratchett says in the Foreword it s a storehouse of little parcels of serendipitous information of a kind that are perhaps of no immediate use but which are nevertheless very good for the brainFirst published in 1870 Brewer s has flourished for over a century It has always been the reference book that reaches the parts others cannot the option you try if what you are looking for is not in a standard dictionary or encyclopedia Even if you don t find what you re looking for chances are you ll uncover something even interesting The fact that it has reached its 17th edition published in 2005 suggests that it clearly meets a need even if its exact scope can be hard to pin down precisely Certainly one need look no further with a uestion about traditional myths and legends from the Erymanthian boar to the Swan of Tuonela from Aarvak and the Abbasids to zombies and Zoroastrians they re all covered The latest edition updates the mythical pantheon to include such creatures as the Balrog and Nazg l Voldemort and Dumbledore the Psammead and Zaphod Beeblebrox to name only a fewThis edition incorporates many new features to tempt the reader a listing of idioms from Spanish French and German first lines in fiction assorted sayings attributed to Sam Goldwyn curious place names in Great Britain and Ireland the dogs horses and last words of various historical and fictional figures So while looking for information on freemasonry you may find yourself diverted to learn that French people don t dress to the nines instead they put on their thirty one perhaps in preparation for a bout of window pane licking window shopping And if that femme fatale you met last night stands you up this evening it may be that she has other cats to whip Or it could be that she has received a messenger from Rome who might be called Aunt Flo by an English speaker But as always it s the weird tidbits stumbled across by sheer accident that are the real delight For instance I could certainly have gotten through my entire life without knowing about the blue men of the Minch But knowing that they are legendary beings who haunt the Minches the channels separating the Outer Hebrides from the rest of Scotland occasionally bothering sailors enriches my life The added information that they are either kelpies or fallen angels and are reputed to drag mariners to the bottom of the sea if they fail to answer uestions in rhyming couplets in Gaelic naturally fills me with unutterable gleeAs do most of the entries in this terrific reference book

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Hrase and Returning to England in he slowly put together the work that was to become Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable The first edition was published in and sold over copies In he compiled a revised and enlarged edition and he lived a further three years long enough to see sales far exceed our utmost expectations Product details Series Brewer's Dictionary of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable Wikipedia Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable This retitled and updated version initially edited by Adrian Room was first published in ISBN A second edition ISBN edited by Ian Crofton and John Ayto was published on November While this title is based on the structure of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable it contains entries from Brewer's concise dictionary of phrase and fable COVID Resources Reliable information about the coronavirus COVID is available from the World Health Organization current situation international travelNumerous and freuently updated resource results are available from this WorldCatorg searchOCLC’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable reli Chambers Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable Chambers Hodder Stoughton Libri Des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous en jour ou en magasin avec % de rduction Brewers definition of Brewers by The Free Dictionary brew bro͞o v brewed brewing brews vtr To make ale or beer from malt and hops by infusion boiling and fermentation To make a beverage by boiling steeping or mixing various ingredients brew tea To concoct; devise brew a plot to overthrow the government vintr To make ale or beer as an occupation To be made by Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable dfinition de Le Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable ue l'on abrge souvent simplement en Brewer's est un ouvrage de rfrence en anglais contenant des dfinitions et des explications concernant nombre d'expressions clbres historiues ou mythiues Il fut publi pour la premire fois en par le rvrend Ebenezer Cobham BrewerL'ouvrage en est actuellement sa e dition Dictionary of Beer Brewing – Brewers Publications This completely revised and expanded edition of Brewers Publication’s best selling The Dictionary of Beer and Brewing presents technical his. Did you know that Aeschylus was killed by the fall of a tortoise on his bald head from the claws of an eagle in the air Now how many of you have read Small Gods by Terry Pratchett Is there nothing Pratchett doesn t know Anyway this and many other strange and wonderful things are revealed and referenced in what is called a Dictionary of Phrase and Fable Therefore do not let the title fool you into thinking you don t need it Everyone should have it as a bathroom book That s where it is in my house Love it

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Torical and cultural beer related terms and definitions gathered from around the world Each term and definition is concise clear and up to date as well as accompanied by pronunciation guides Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable Wikipdia Le Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable ue l'on abrge souvent simplement en Brewer's est un ouvrage de rfrence en anglais contenant des dfinitions et des explications concernant nombre d'expressions clbres historiues ou mythiues Ce dictionnaire fut publi pour la premire fois en par le rvrend Ebenezer Cobham BrewerL'ouvrage en est actuellement sa e Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable InfoPlease E Cobham Brewer's reference on phrase origins and allusions from myth and fable edition Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase Fable Oxford Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase Fable is dedicated to the history culture and mythology of the Emerald Isle With a stunningly eclectic array of than entries on words phrases names titles people events and places it is an invaluable work of reference And in the great tradition of Brewer's it is guaranteed to intrigue inform and delight lovers of the arcane the com Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Returning to England in he slowly put together the work that was to become Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable The first edition was published in and sold over copies In he compiled a revised and enlarged edition and he lived a further three years long enough to see sales far exceed our utmost expectations Product details Series Brewer's Dictionary of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable Wikipedia Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable This retitled and updated version initially edited by Adrian Room was first published in ISBN A second edition ISBN edited by Ian Crofton and John Ayto was published on November While this title is based on the structure of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable it contains entries from Brewer's concise dictionary of phrase and fable COVID Resources Reliable information about the coronavirus COVID is available from the World Health Organization current situation international travelNumerous and freuently updated resource results are available from this WorldCatorg searchOCLC’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavir. I love this book I have an older edition and it s falling apart of the use it gets It s great fun to just browse Brewer s but what s uncanny is how many times I ve come across some obscure reference usually something British and Brewer s has an entry It s like an early Wikipedia but uirkierEvery home should have one