App Description"Another day, another dollar," "There's no such thing as a free lunch," "Better to live one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep," "There is more than one way to skin a cat"--readers will discover a wealth of pithy proverbs in this entertaining and informative collection. Powered by Handmark, A Dictionary of Proverbs is a unique dictionary containing more than 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, based on research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank.
This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes many new entries. With expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English and an emphasis on examples of actual usage, including the earliest evidence of each phrase, this dictionary is both wide-ranging and thorough. Arranged in A-Z format but with a valuable thematic index, this book is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Find your old favorites or learn vivid and concrete new expressions to sum up thoughts, pass on advice, or to make a point.
+ Contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English
+ Uses research and evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank
+ Expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English
+ Thematic index is as ideal for quick reference as the A-Z section is for browsing
+ Examples of use, including the earliest evidence, provide a fascinating history of each proverb
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+ Sounds-like to help find those difficult to spell words.
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+ Tag words with bookmarks or custom tags for easy retrieval.
August 10, 2011 Initial Release