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Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors

2nd Edition

By P.R. Wilkinson

Routledge – 2002 – 896 pages

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Description

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.

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'It is a truly scholarly achievement deserving a place in all academic and reference libraries …' - Reference Reviews

Contents

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

Author Bio

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.

Name: Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors: 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By P.R. Wilkinson. 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...
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