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Catch Phrase Come Froms - Origins of Idioms By Douglas Alford & Pakaket Alford
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This book shows where English idioms Come From. What is interesting about them? How are they used today? Why do we ‘hear from grapevines’; ‘put a sock in it’ and... More > ‘have computers bugs’ and much much more?< Less
A Little Book of Phrases and Sayings By peter lenihan
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A short book on the origins of over a hundred phrases and sayings that are in common use.
Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases By Roget
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Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases is a widely used English language thesaurus, created by Dr. Peter Mark Roget in 1805 and released to the public on 29 April 1852. The original edition... More > had 15,000 words, and each new edition has been larger.The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum houses the original manuscript in its collection. The name "Roget" is trademarked in parts of the world, such as the United Kingdom. By itself, it is not protected in the United States of America, where use of the name "Roget" in the title of a thesaurus does not necessarily indicate any relationship to Dr. Roget; it has come to be seen as a generic thesaurus name, like "Webster" for dictionaries.< Less
GREEK PROSE PHRASE-BOOK By H. W. Auden
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BASED ON Thucydides, Xenophon, Demosthenes, Plato From the Author's Preface: As to possible uses of the book,—it may be used (α) as a reference-book when writing Greek prose—e.g.,... More > before translating a description of a siege, the whole section on sieges (pp. 64-68) might be read through carefully. (β) It may be used as an enlarged vocabulary-book, selected phrases being learned by heart. (γ) As a substitute for an English-Greek lexicon it may have its uses, especially as such a use of it necessitates a boy thinking. The index refers him to a page on which the word or similar ideas occur : he must select from the context according to his needs. This is a re-typeset edition of the 1899 original. Many typos have been corrected to the best of my ability. If you find more, please let me know and I will correct them in future editions.< Less
European Mini eBook Spanish Language Phrases By Anonymous
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Spanish is the fourth most-spoken language in the world. Originating in Spain, and spoken by most residents there, it is also spoken in Mexico and all of Central and South America except Brazil,... More > Guyana and Surinam. Spanish is also spoken in Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean islands. Spanish is a first language for many people in the United States, especially in California, Texas, South Florida, and the Southwest. A romance language, Spanish is closely related to particularly Portuguese, to Italian, and to some extent to French. English and Spanish share approximately one third of the same words, although the pronunciation tends to be very different. Learn How To Say Specific Words Such As: Colors, Telling Time, Days of the Week, Months, Plus Numbers and Counting Learn Helpful Travelling Phrases Like How To Hail A Taxi Cab, How To Ask Questions Regarding Bus and Train Travel, And Great Phrases To Help You Ask For Directions< Less
Easy on the Odes: A Latin Phrase-Book for the Odes of Horace By Claude Pavur
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Everyone interested in classical literary culture or the history of Western thought and literature should be familiar with the Odes of Horace, but their power is hard to grasp without some encounter... More > with the original language and that language is often obscure and precious. This book attempts a solution to the difficulty by extracting and translating all adjectival phrases. These constitute almost 70% of the full work. After mastering these phrases, students will not find the original half as daunting. Easy on the Odes also includes a clean text of the Odes for classroom use or general review. An appendix alphabetically lists all of the adjectives of the poems so that readers can see at a glance Horace's favorite adjectival modifiers. This book supports a phrase-based approach to the acquisition of Latin, but it can be used in conjunction with any standard teaching method.< Less
VOODOOS AND OBEAHS PHRASES OF WEST INDIA WITCHCRAFT VOODOO on A CD By JOSEPH WILLIAMS
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This book goes into much greater depth as to the New World-African connection, and adds more material about Afro-Caribbean religion in Haiti. The primary strength of this work is the careful... More > documentation of the history and ethnography of Vodun. Williams includes numerous quotes from rare documents and books on the subject. All things considered, this is required reading if you want to understand the background of Haitian and Jamaican Vodun, and the profound influence of imperialism, slavery and racism on its development. Voodoo and obeah are distinct from one another, both in origin and practice, and to understand the force and influence they originally exercised over their devotees, we must disassociate them from the myriad of other forms of magic that have impinged themselves upon them. The author spent a vast amount of time in Jamaica, studying the people, seeking out practitioners and sought to extend his knowledge.< Less
JS Bach - Partita for Solo Clarinet in D minor (from the original Partita for Solo Flute BWV in A minor) By steve newman
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This transcription puts the Bach Partita for Solo Flute (bwv 1013) into the comfort zone of the clarinet. For added convenience, every measure is numbered, cautionary accidentals are written out,... More > and no page turns in any movement. The interpretation is totally up to the performer. No tempos, phrasing or dynamics editorializing. (v.2 11/18/07)< Less
JS Bach - Partita for Solo Clarinet in D minor (from the original Partita for Solo Flute BWV in A minor) By steve newman
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This transcription puts the Bach Partita for Solo Flute (bwv 1013) into the comfort zone of the clarinet. For added convenience, every measure is numbered, cautionary accidentals are written out,... More > and no page turns in any movement. The interpretation is totally up to the performer. No tempos, phrasing or dynamics editorializing. (v.2 11/18/07)< Less
The Fallen Star, or, the History of a False Religion by E.L. Bulwer; And, A Dissertation on the Origin of Evil by Lord Brougham By Henry Brougham, Baron Brougham and Vaux
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (25... More > May 1803 – 18 January 1873), was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined the phrases "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", "dweller on the threshold", as well as the well-known opening line "It was a dark and stormy night".Bulwer-Lytton was born on 25 May 1803 to General William Earle Bulwer of Heydon Hall and Wood Dalling, Norfolk and Elizabeth Barbara Lytton, daughter of Richard Warburton Lytton of Knebworth, Hertfordshire. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bulwer-Lytton< Less