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A Concise Dictionary of Correct English

by B. A. Phythian Philosophical Library (January 15, 1979)

Based on authoritative sources (Fowler, Gowers, Partridge and the Oxford dictionaries), this book is intended for those who would like to be guided round some of the more common pitfalls in the use of English....

Short Dictionary of Classical Word Origins

by Harry E. Wedeck Philosophical Library (January 01, 1957)

Whether one reads only newspapers or nothing more serious than a short story or a novel—whatever one reads one is constantly running up against an allusion to the Ancient Classics of Greece and Rome and, in...

Dictionary of Early English

by Joseph T. Shipley Philosophical Library (January 15, 1955)

An alphabetical discussion of words from early English authors, including the most interesting, informative—and revivable—English words that have lapsed from general use.


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The New Dictionary of American History

by Michael Rheta Martin & Leonard Gelber Philosophical Library (January 01, 1965)

Satisfying a long-felt need, this ready reference volume will enable the teacher, scholar, student and layman to pinpoint quickly the object of search, whether it be a name, place, event, catch-phrase, or any...

Dictionary of Sociology

by Henry Pratt Fairchild Philosophical Library (January 15, 1944)

Preface: Every science must have its special vocabulary or terminology. Sciences deal with ideas, thoughts, and concepts, and these must be expressed in words. Even the facts which are the groundwork of science...

Dictionary of Linguistics

by Mario Pei & Frank Gaynor Philosophical Library (January 01, 1954)

Mario Pei and Frank Gaynor bring together essential terms and concepts in this extensive Dictionary of Linguistics. With a carefully crafted headword list and plenty of cross-references and accessible explanations,...

Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

by Ph. D Newmark Philosophical Library (January 15, 1950)

Compiled from English sources and containing foreign words, phrases, mottos, proverbs, place names, titles, allusions and abbreviations from the Latin, Greek, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Hebrew...

Dictionary of Civics and Government

by Marjorie Tallman Philosophical Library (January 01, 1953)

A collection of hundreds of words and expressions fully but simply defined, valuable for a clearer understanding of the operation of our national, state and local governments.

Dictionary of Astronomy and Astronautics

by Armand Spitz & Frank Gaynor Philosophical Library (January 15, 1959)

Concise definitions of over 2,200 terms and concepts related to astronomy and astronautics—a wide gamut of terms ranging from those as old as man to those as new as the Space Age on the threshold of which...

Concise Dictionary of American Literature

by Robert Richards Philosophical Library (January 01, 1955)

This dictionary was designed, not simply for the scholar, but for the general reader who needs more enlightenment about a specific American author or movement than a mere catalogue of facts can give him. The...