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Forgotten English

Author : Jeffrey Kacirk
ISBN : 9780688166366
Genre : Reference
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Have you ever sent a message via scandaroon, needed a nimgimmer, or fallen victim to bowelhive? Never heard of these terms? That's because they are a thing of the past. These words are alive and well, however, in Forgotten English, a charming collection of hundreds of archaic words, their definitions, and old-fashioned line drawings. For readers of Bill Bryson, Henry Beard, and Richard Lederer, Forgotten English is an eye-opening trip down a delightful etymological path. Readers learn that an ale connor sat in a puddle of ale to judge its quality, that a beemaster informed bees of any important household events, and that our ancestors had a saint for hangover sufferers, St. Bibiana, a fact pertinent to the word bibulous. Each selection is accompanied by literary excerpts demonstrating the word's usage, from sources such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Chaucer, and Benjamin Franklin. Entertaining as well as educational, Forgotten English is a fascinating addition to word lovers' books.

The Word Museum

Author : Jeffrey Kacirk
ISBN : 0743214943
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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ENTER A GALLERY OF WIT AND WHIMSY As the largest and most dynamic collection of words ever assembled, the English language continues to expand. But as hundreds of new words are added annually, older ones are sacrificed. Now from the author of Forgotten English comes a collection of fascinating archaic words and phrases, providing an enticing glimpse into the past. With beguiling period illustrations, The Word Museum offers up the marvelous oddities and peculiar enchantments of old and unusual words.

Forgotten English 365 Day Calendar 2006

Author : Jeffrey Kacirk
ISBN : 0764930273
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The Best Of Forgotten English

Author : Jeff Kacirk
ISBN : 1416245995
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For word lovers everywhere! Absorbing, enriching, and often hilarious, this book delves into the wonderful world of antiquated words and their definitions. Each word is complimented by an excerpt on how the word was used, a brief description, and a charming illustration that provides a fascinating and often humorous glimpse into the world of forgotten English. The curious and comical history of the English language is explored in more than 450 archaic words and phrases from duopoly and spleeny to square dinkham.

The Enlightened Mr Parkinson

Author : Cherry Lewis
ISBN : 9781785781797
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia, with 10,000 new cases each year in the UK alone, and yet few know anything about the man the disease is named after. In 1817 – exactly 200 years ago – James Parkinson (1755–1824) defined the disease so precisely that we still diagnose it today by recognising the symptoms he identified. The story of this remarkable man’s contributions to the Age of the Enlightenment is told through his three passions – medicine, politics and fossils. As a political radical Parkinson was interrogated over a plot to kill King George III and revealed as the author of anti-government pamphlets, a crime for which many were transported to Australia; while helping Edward Jenner set up smallpox vaccination stations across London, he wrote the first scientific study of fossils in English, which led to fossil-hunting becoming the nation’s latest craze – just a glimpse of his many achievements. Cherry Lewis restores this neglected pioneer to his rightful place in history, while creating a vivid and pungent portrait of life as an ‘apothecary surgeon’ in Georgian London.

Forgotten English Calendar

Author : Jeffrey Kacirk
ISBN : 0764914367
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Once again Jeffrey Kacirk, an ongoing contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary and author of The Word Museum (Simon & Schuster, 2000), has assembled tidbits of linguistic information sure to please all those dedicated to morphology, history, and arcana. Become familiar with the almner of olde, the officer of a king or prince's house, whose job is to collect the fragments of meat and victuals and distribute them. Or discover why your child's teacher may be a bumbrusher!

The Shadow Of The Wind

Author : Carlos Ruiz Zafon
ISBN : 9780297857136
Genre : Fiction
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A stunning literary thriller in the tradition of Umberto Eco. The discovery of a forgotten book leads to a hunt for an elusive author who may or may not still be alive... Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'La Sombra del Viento' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from La Sombra del Viento, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead.

Forgotten Fruit

Author : Francesca Greenoak
ISBN : WISC:89011664117
Genre : Gardening
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Forces Of Doom Will Be Forgotten

Author : Rev. Mary J. Rincon
ISBN : 1520663145
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An inspirational book on looking at the past to move forward in life, walking in love, peace and joy. Learning to walk in forgiveness able to touch the miracles of God. Read miracles forming around and in this journey, A story of a child, teenager, and mother holding on to God and not giving up. No matter the out come, a must read inspirational.Thank you, Mary for sending me those books you wrote. I enjoyed reading them. God always brings comfort to us if we believe and trust him. I believe they will hit home to so many suffering and being lost. God has truely blessed you with a gift. May you reach many with your writings, in Jesus' name Amen.

The Forgotten Colony

Author : Andrew Graham-Yooll
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173006497380
Genre : Argentina
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