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New Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary

With more than 50,000 new words added--now over 225,000 entries--the world's most extensive, up-to-the-minute and easy-to-use crossword puzzle dictionary is bigger and better than ever! Arranged alphabetically from start to finish, "The New Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary" is a boon for puzzle fans yound and old--with thouands of updated references from worlds of art, literature, sports, politics, and pop culture; geographical and technical terms; famous and not-so-famous figures from the past and present biblical references; computer terminology; new and old words; variant spellings; idioms, slogans, slang, abbreviation...and much more!
7.50 €

Quodlibet

Inspired by the Tate, great Georges Perec (who is famous for writing a book whose sole subject was the letter 'E'), illustrator Katja Spitzer and writer Sebastian Gievert have teamed up to tackle the most quandarous of letters, "Q".
18.60 €

Sinks of London Laid Open (Illustrated Edition) to which is added a modern flash dictionary

TO WHICH IS ADDED A MODERN FLASH DICTIONARY CONTAINING ALL THE CANT WORDS, SLANG TERMS, AND FLASH PHRASES NOW IN VOGUE, WITH A LIST OF THE SIXTY ORDERS OF PRIME COVES, The whole Forming a True Picture of London Life, Cadging Made Easy, the He-She Man, Doings of the Modern Greeks, Snoozing Kens Depicted, the Common Lodging-house Gallants, Lessons to Lovers of Dice, the Gaming Table, etc.
8.60 €

The Devil's Dictionary

Born in Ohio in 1842, journalist, short-story writer and critic Ambrose Bierce developed into one of this country's most celebrated and cynical wits — a merciless "American Swift" whose literary barbs were aimed at folly, self-delusion, politics, business, religion, literature and the arts. In this splendid "dictionary" of epigrams, essays, verses and vignettes, you'll find over 1,000 pointed definitions, e.g. Congratulation ("The civility of envy"), Coward ("One who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs") and Historian ("A broad-gauge gossip"). Anyone who likes to laugh will love The Devil's Dictionary. Anyone looking for a bon mot to enliven their next speech, paper or conversation will have a field day thumbing through what H. L. Mencken called "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language."
3.10 €

The Dictionary of Genealogy

Archives, the legal system, religious practice, origins of surnames, and much more.
30.40 €

The Flying Dictionary: Fascinating Explanations for Journalists, Aviation Buffs and Concerned Flyers

Captivating reading for anyone fascinated by aviation, and an unparalleled primer for those thinking of learning to fly or concerned with aviation and safety. Not only does it cover today's world, but also adds an important historical perspective. Explains basic procedures such as takeoff and landing,noting the V-speeds required for safety at the various stages. Hidden among the more technical entries are many with fascinating if not invaluable information for passengers. Also, for the benefit of younger readers and the curious, some non-aviation entries are included. The technical entries are easy to read as they were initially composed as the glossary and appendix to Air Crashes and Miracle Landings, where the aim was to explain the aviation terms simply but properly.
10.50 €

The Million Word Crossword Dictionary

With more than 1,000,000 anwers, this volume contains more than twice as many answers as any othe crossword dictionary. Covers the clues and answers that actually appear in today's most popular crosswords, including contemporary slang, phrases, and brand names.
22.20 €

The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions

Featuring close to 400 definitions, arguments, and essays on topics ranging from acupuncture to zombies, The Skeptic’s Dictionary is a lively, commonsense trove of detailed information on all things supernatural, occult, paranormal, and pseudoscientific. It covers such categories as alternative medicine; cryptozoology; extraterrestrials and UFOs; frauds and hoaxes; junk science; logic and perception; New Age energy; and the psychic. For the open-minded seeker, the soft or hardened skeptic, and the believing doubter, this book offers a remarkable range of information that puts to the test the best arguments of true believers.
24.70 €

The Visual Dictionary of Typography

"The Visual Dictionary of Typography" is a guide to the many and varied terms used within typography. Arranged alphabetically from abstraction to x-height and blackletter to widow, each term is explained and contextualized with illustrations. More than 250 typographical terms are included. From practical terms such as accents, bitmap and classification to movements and styles such as constructivism, De Stijl, modernism and Swiss typography, this book contains both modern terminology and traditional terms still in current usage. "The Visual Dictionary of Typography" is an easy-to-use reference that will prove invaluable to anyone interested in typography.
21.00 €

This Septic Isle: A revised dictionary for modern Britain

Dictionary: A book with a beginning, a middle and an end - but not in that order. This "Septic Isle" is a dictionary that re-defines 21st Century Britain in the wickedest and wittiest way imaginable. In an age where Spin is King, this super-cynical, irreverant reference book finally tells it like it is, not like it isn't and never will be. With 2,000 entries, ranging from razor-sharp satire to the downright silly, "This Septic Isle" is the perfect antidote to our irascible era. Politics, pop culture, sport, the Internet, TV, food, the environment, journalism, sex, PR, consumerism, war, religion, Royalty, terrorism, traffic - no subject is safe. No sacred cow is spared a jaunt to the slaughterhouse.This title covers definitions including: Conservation - process by which dwindling areas of natural beauty are preserved for future generations to build; Dead - not answering one's mobile phone or responding to emails; Empathy - the shared understanding between two people on the same pay grade; Epidemic - the rapid and uncontrollable spread of anything contagious through newspapers; Part-time employee - full-time employee with a smoking habit, a FaceBook page and an ebay account; Refrigerator - device for keeping salad and vegetables chilled before throwing them away unused; Threatening letters - MRSA, ASBO, OHMS, GBH, HIV, etc. Wendy House - play home now banned from schools for giving children unrealistic expectations of future home ownership; and, Xenophobia - the Englishman's hatred of foreigners - from the Latin words 'xenos' and 'phobos'.Mike Barfield's updated definitions put the spin in the bin and prove there's one area in which beleaguered Britons can still proudly claim to lead the world: laughing at their problems.
12.40 €