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Facts on File encyclopedia of word and phrase origins

Robert Hendrickson

Facts on File encyclopedia of word and phrase origins

by Robert Hendrickson

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Published by Facts on File in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Terms and phrases,
  • English language -- Etymology -- Dictionaries

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert Hendrickson.
    ContributionsFacts on File, Inc.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1689 .H47 1987
    The Physical Object
    Pagination581 p. ;
    Number of Pages581
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2709430M
    ISBN 100816010129
    LC Control Number86002067

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