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2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings and Expressions from White Elephants to Song Dance

by Charles Earle Funk

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  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Galahad .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical & comparative linguistics,
  • Trivia & quiz question books,
  • Terms and phrases,
  • English language,
  • Reference,
  • Sale Adult - Reference,
  • English,
  • Art,
  • Dictionaries - Idioms & Slang,
  • BG-REFERENCE - BG-REFERENCE,
  • Reference / Curiosities & Wonders,
  • Sale Books,
  • Curiosities & Wonders,
  • Etymology

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsTom Funk (Illustrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages992
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8181338M
    ISBN 100883658453
    ISBN 109780883658451

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    Curious Word Origins, Sayings & Expressions from White Elephants to a Song & Dance By Charles Earle Funk Dr. Funk, editor-in-chief of the Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary series, reveals the sometimes surprising, often amusing, and always fascinating roots of more than 2, vernacular words and expressions. Bat-fowling is an archaic method of catching birds at night, while they are at process involves lighting straw or torches near their roost. After awakening them from their roost, the birds fly toward the flames, where, being amazed, they are easily caught in nets, or beaten with bats.


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