Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors
Routledge – 2002 – 896 pages
This fascinating collection of traditional metaphors and figures of speech, groups expressions according to theme. The second edition includes over 1,500 new entries, more information on first known usages, a new introduction and two expanded indexes. It will appeal to those interested in cultural history and the English language.
'It is a truly scholarly achievement deserving a place in all academic and reference libraries …' - Reference Reviews
Introduction: Abbreviations: A. Tinker: B. Tailor: C. Soldier: D. Sailor: E: Richman: F. Poorman: G. Beggerman: H. Thief: I. At Home: J. At School: K. At Play: Index of Keywords: Bibliography
Dick Wilkinson is a retired Forestry Commission worker who studied Classics, Old English and Old Norse at Cambridge University. This collection is the result of a lifetime's work on dialect and metaphor.