Dictionary of Proverbs and Their Origins

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In Dictionary of Proverbs and their Origins Linda and Roger Flavell trace the origins and histories of over 400 proverbs, detailing their meaning and usage. Changes of meaning and usage that have affected the life of each proverb are also cited. Quotations drawn from classic and popular literature help to illustrate a proverb's specific meaning or to clarify a change in meaning over time. Variant expressions of the proverb, if any, are included. Interspersed with the proverbs themselves are short essays and vignettes on ...

Dictionary of Proverbs and Their Origins 2005, Hippocrene Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780781805919

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