The Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories

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Informative and enlightening, this volume describes the origins and sense development of over 11,000 words in the English language. Well-known idioms such as "say it with flowers" are highlighted with the dates of their original use and how and when they came about.

The Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories 2004, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198608936

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The Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories 2002, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198631217

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