Another Word A Day

Another Word A Day

Another Word A Day celebrates the English language in all its quirkiness, grandeur, and fun, and features new chapters ranging from "Words Formed Erroneously" and "Red-Herring Words" to "Kangaroo Words," "Discover the Theme," and "What Does ...

Author: Anu Garg

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471718459

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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A smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic words In this delightful encore to the national bestseller A Word A Day, Anu Garg, the founder of the wildly popular A Word A Day Web site (wordsmith.org), presents an all-new collection of unusual, intriguing words and real-life anecdotes that will thrill writers, scholars, and word buffs everywhere. Another Word A Day celebrates the English language in all its quirkiness, grandeur, and fun, and features new chapters ranging from "Words Formed Erroneously" and "Red-Herring Words" to "Kangaroo Words," "Discover the Theme," and "What Does That Company Name Mean?" In them, you'll find a treasure trove of curious and compelling words, including agelast, dragoman, mittimus, nyctalopia, quacksalver, scission, tattersall, and zugzwang. Each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example, interspersed with illuminating quotations. Praise for a word a day "Anu Garg's many readers await their A Word A Day rations hungrily. Now at last here's a feast for them and other verbivores. Eat up!" --Barbara Wallraff, Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word Court "AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg's refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories." --John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Word A Day

A Word A Day

The author of the "A Word a Day" Web site profiles unique English words in over fifty categories--such as "Words for Odds and Ends" and "Words Not to Put on Your Résumé"--providing definitions, etymologies, and usage examples.

Author: Anu Garg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X004657706

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

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The author of the "A Word a Day" Web site profiles unique English words in over fifty categories--such as "Words for Odds and Ends" and "Words Not to Put on Your Résumé"--providing definitions, etymologies, and usage examples.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Dictionary of the English Language By Samuel Johnson LL D and John Walker With the pronuntiation simplified and the addition of several thousand words By R S Jameson Second edition revised and corrected

A Dictionary of the English Language  By Samuel Johnson  LL D   and John Walker  With the pronuntiation simplified     and the addition of several thousand words  By R  S  Jameson  Second edition  revised and corrected

last past . from ye . present day . It is not often used but in YOLK , ( yoke ) n . s . See YELK . Tbe yellow composition with another word , as day or part of an egg night . YON , ( yon ) a . Being at a distance YESTERDAY ...

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023671060

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The Forty Day Word Fast

The Forty Day Word Fast

Often it ended up being their word against another's word. They simply could not assume responsibility for their actions. There must be someone else to blame. I mean if we can't blame someone else, who is to blame?

Author: Tim Cameron

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 9781629982212

Category: Religion

Page: 258

View: 552

The Forty-Day Word Fast focuses on several biblically sound mechanisms to help you change your words and your life. Not only will your vocabulary change, your heart also will be transformed in just forty days.
Categories: Religion

A Word for Every Day of the Year

A Word for Every Day of the Year

Then try taradiddle. A Word for Every Day of the Year is a fascinating collection of 366 words and their definitions, perfect for anyone who loves the richness of the English language, its diversity and wants to expand their vocabulary.

Author: Steven Poole

Publisher:

ISBN: 1787478572

Category: English language

Page: 384

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A weird and wonderful word and its meaning for every day of the year. 'A lexicological delight' Professor David Crystal Who knew that to dringle is to 'waste time in a lazy lingering manner'? Or that a sudden happy ending could be termed a eucotastrophe? Looking for an alternative word to 'bullshit'? Then try taradiddle. A Word for Every Day of the Year is a fascinating collection of 366 words and their definitions, perfect for anyone who loves the richness of the English language, its diversity and wants to expand their vocabulary. Each day offers a rare and remarkable word with its history and definition and occasionally a challenge to include it in our lives.
Categories: English language

King David s Psalms in Common Use

King David s Psalms  in Common Use

... which shows that the night shall cease , and the knowlege in which it shall issue , another word for day , succeed it , and be endless . Seeing God , who is infinite light , shall yet be all in all , in a sense not hitherto realized ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:AH6968

Category: Bible

Page: 702

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Categories: Bible

John Day s Humour Out of Breath

John Day s Humour Out of Breath

66) 12 furnishes a reasonably good parallel to another phrase in the quotation from Humour: "My present wit shall giue 'em ... who remarks upon its frequent occurrence in Elizabethan drama and upon its absence from " any of Day's works.

Author: M. E. Borish

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105118870539

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Page: 11

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A Tract on the Sabbath Day Wherein the keeping of the first day of theweek a Sabbath is justified by a Divine Command and a double example contained in the Old and New Testament

A Tract on the Sabbath Day  Wherein the keeping of the first day of theweek a Sabbath is justified by a Divine Command  and a double example contained in the Old and New Testament

Leaving what I have already said of the begioning of the Natural Day , to the serious Consideration of those that desire ... is farther evidenced , because the Hebrews have another word for resterday , viz . siam Temol , Exod . 5. 14 .

Author: Isaac Marlow

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ISBN: BL:A0020227876

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Page: 94

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Not Another Word

Not Another Word

So, remember, other than saying that things are good, do not say anything else, not another word!” Once they had boarded their school bus and taken their seats, Lloyd warned her a final time. Back on the bus at the end of the day, ...

Author: Judith Logan

Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers

ISBN: 9781528945059

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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Lacey and Lloyd Jordan begin a journey no young person should have to embark upon. Their father is serving a ten-year prison term, their mother abandons them. By the time Lacey is out of foster care, she has been in six foster homes. She has three foster siblings who are missing under mysterious circumstances, each at different times. She has lost contact with her brother. He ran away from their foster home to search for the missing teens. No one has heard from him since. A story of perseverance, mystery and suspense, this tale has more twists and turns than a rushing mountain stream.
Categories: Fiction