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Dictionary of historical allusions & eponyms / Dorothy Auchter.
Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO, c1998.
ix, 295 p. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Relates the origins and contemporary meaning of more than 550 familiar words and phrases such as "eat crow," "scapegoat," and "tar and feather," each followed by a list of references; arranged alphabetically, with a subject index.
English language--Terms and phrases.
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