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Mrs Byrne's Dictionary - Cl Hardcover – Jan 1 1994


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  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Citadel - Kensington; New edition edition (Jan. 1 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1559722339
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559722339
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 16 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. E. Volmar on June 18 2004
Format: Hardcover
This informative, well-researched, very interesting, unique reference presents the meaning of 6000 of the most outlandish, eccentric, and strange legitimate words that are part of our English language. Each word's definition is clearly and fully explained, complete with its pronunciation and sometimes even a reference to its language of origin.
This comprehensive volume is a wonderful resource for trivia enthusiasts and people who just love words, language and slang, and it's perfect for offhanded browsing.
So, if you want to know if you've ever jargogled, marmarized or edulcolated anything, if anyone you know is psittaceous, valgus or a gobemouche, or what a diplasiasmus, a krobylos or lares and penates are, then this is the book for you.
Although most of the words contained in this volume are not fit for use in everyday conversations, this is still a fun way to discover new words with precise, astonishing and even outrageous meanings.
Overall, this book is a delightful, entertaining source of curious words and intriguing terms just waiting to be found.
--Reviewed by M. E. Volmar
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Format: Paperback
A wonderful resource for logophiles who have already searched through a standard unabridged dictionary. If you love words, you will love this book.
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By Pete Unseth on Sept. 9 2000
Format: Paperback
I just met Mrs. Byrne's dictionary at the home of a linguist. A houseful of brilliant linguists, and almost none had heard of any of the words. But they laughed and enjoyed them tremendously. Now I'm ordering a copy.
Though the author's intro says that all the words have been found in at least one reputable dictionary, some of these appear to be nonce words (no more established in use than a sniglet), while others are merely obscure. But both kinds are entertaining!
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By A Customer on Aug. 23 1999
Format: Paperback
This dictionary must have every word ever made! i found this word in this dictionary that was 1,913 letters!!!!! It was amazing! If you haven't flipped through this dictionary, you should!
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