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              Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Millennium Edition

              Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Millennium Edition (Hardback, 16th Revised edition)

              Edited by Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham; Revised by Room, Adrian

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              This is Dr Brewer's classic work of reference, fully revised and updated for the millennium, now available in paperback.

              ISBN 9780304350964
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780304357833
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2000
              Publisher John Murray Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Brewer's
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              Place-Name Changes, 1900-1991
               

              Place-Name Changes, 1900-1991 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Room, Adrian

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              ISBN 9780810844667
              Released NZ 1 Aug 1993
              Publisher Scarecrow Press
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              Dictionary of Confusable Words
                

              Dictionary of Confusable Words (Hardback)

              Edited by Room, Adrian

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              Adjacent or adjoining? Abuse or misuse? Consist, comprise, constitute, or compose? Guarantee or warranty? Pose, propose, or propound? Stationery or stationary? The Dictionary of Confusable Words aims to clear up the confusion in such cases. In more than 1,100 entries, the meaning... of 3,000 individual words are given, the difference between them is explained, and an illustrative example showing the correct usage is provided. The book also includes specific examples to show past and present usage of words, and words occuring as the second or subsequent in a group are cross-referenced to ther head word in the appropriate alphabetical place. Editor Adrian Room has also included some familiar proper names that are sometimes confused, such as Liberia and Libya (countries), Monterey and Monterrey (towns), and Lloyds and Lloyd's (financial institutions). Classic or classical? Discreet or discrete? Continual or Continuous? Principle or Principal? Confused? Be confused no longer, with this handy book as your user-friendly guide.
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              ISBN 9781579582715
              Released NZ 1 May 2000
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Place-Name Changes since 1900: A World Gazetteer
               

              Place-Name Changes since 1900: A World Gazetteer (Hardback)

              By Room, Adrian

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              ISBN 9780810812109
              Released NZ 13 Jun 1995
              Publisher Scarecrow Press
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              The Naming of Animals: An Appellative Reference to Domestic, Work and Show Animals Real and Fictional

              The Naming of Animals: An Appellative Reference to Domestic, Work and Show Animals Real and Fictional (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Room, Adrian

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              Humankind have long viewed animals as if they shared human characteristics. Naturally this view is expressed in the naming of the beloved family pet, a farm animal, a race horse, an exotic bird, an insect, or any other animal.

              ISBN 9780786493708
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2014
              Publisher McFarland & Co Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Literally Entitled: A Dictionary of the Origins of the Titles of Over 1300 Major Literary Works of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
               

              Literally Entitled: A Dictionary of the Origins of the Titles of Over 1300 Major Literary Works of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Room, Adrian

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              Features titles that are primarily from fiction (including, along with novels, particularly important poetry, plays, and short stories), though a few are from literary works of non fiction. This work contains entries that give title, author, year of publication, and a detailed ex...planation of the story behind the title.
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              ISBN 9780786440931
              Released NZ 30 Dec 2008
              Publisher McFarland & Co Inc
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              Placenames of Russia and the Former Soviet Union: Origins and Meanings of the Names for Over 2000 Natural Features, Towns, Regions and Countries
               

              Placenames of Russia and the Former Soviet Union: Origins and Meanings of the Names for Over 2000 Natural Features, Towns, Regions and Countries (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Room, Adrian

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              This work gives the origins and meanings of geographical and political features of the former Soviet Union. All 15 countries that were once part of the U.S.S.R. are included. Each of the over 2,000 entries provides, first, the name of the feature along with its Cyrillic counterpa...rt, followed by the country, and the geographical location within the country; an account of the name's origin and meaning then follows, with appropriate historical, topographical and biographical references. Cross references provide former names and alternate spellings or forms of current names.
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              ISBN 9780786493692
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2014
              Publisher McFarland & Co Inc
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              Placenames of France: Over 4,000 Towns, Villages, Natural Features, Regions and Departments
               

              Placenames of France: Over 4,000 Towns, Villages, Natural Features, Regions and Departments (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Room, Adrian

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              An alphabetical dictionary of over 4000 placenames in both France and Corsica. It lists natural features such as rivers, mountains and islands; administrative regions such as historical provinces and modern departments; and inhabited centers such as cities, towns and villages.

              ISBN 9780786445912
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2009
              Publisher McFarland & Co Inc
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              Nicknames of Places: Origins and Meanings of the Alternate and Secondary Names, Sobriquets, Titles, Epithets and Slogans for 4600 Places Worldwide
               

              Nicknames of Places: Origins and Meanings of the Alternate and Secondary Names, Sobriquets, Titles, Epithets and Slogans for 4600 Places Worldwide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Room, Adrian

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              Many places in the world, from the smallest settlement to the largest expanse of land or water, have a secondary name. This new dictionary is devoted to over 4,500 such names.

              ISBN 9780786466238
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2011
              Publisher McFarland & Co Inc
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              Who's Who in Classical Mythology
               

              Who's Who in Classical Mythology (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By McGraw-Hill; Room, Adrian

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              A comprehensive dictionary of classical names that contains more than 1,200 entries, detailing the origins of Greek and Roman mythological themes. It is useful for students studying the classics, and for those interested in mythology and classical history.

              ISBN 9780844254692
              Released NZ 1 Oct 1996
              Publisher NTC Publishing Group,U.S.
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Other Literature
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