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The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs

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The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs
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"The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs" is a reference book in which the word "proverb" is interpreted as a statement or maxim that contains advice (e.g. "many hand make light work"), a belief ("beauty is in the eye of the beholder"), or a general observation of some aspect of life or nature ("absence makes the heart grow fonder"). The dictionary contains approximately 6000 proverbs arranged under such thematic headings such as absence, beauty, caution, knowledge, love and weather. Some proverbs will be listed under more than one heading. Within each thematic category, proverbs will be arranged in groups that express various aspects of the theme. Explanations of the proverbs are given only if the meaning is ambiguous or totally obscure, if a dialect word is used, or if the proverb is a foreign phrase requiring translation. A few of the proverbs may be actual quotations from literature or the Bible. This collection of over 6,000 proverbs, drawn from a variety of cultures and languages, also includes explanations of how proverbs came into being.

Author Biography

ROSALIND FERGUSSON has worked extensively as an editor, lexicographer and writer for over twenty years. Her previous publications include THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS, THE PENGUIN RHYMING DICTIONARY and CHOOSE YOUR BABY'S NAME. She is currently working on the forthcoming NEW PENGUIN ENGLISH DICTIONARY and THE PENGUIN A-Z THESAURUS.She is married and lives in Newington, nr Sittingbourne, Kent.
Release date NZ
March 29th, 2001
Contributors
Contributions by Jonathan Law Edited by Rosalind Fergusson
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
384
Dimensions
129x198x22
ISBN-13
9780140514780
Product ID
1684018

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