The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins

The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins

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To untangle the knot of interlocking meanings of these painted words, logophile and mythologist Phil Cousineau begins each fascinating word entry with his own brief definition. He then fills it in with a tint of etymology and a smattering of quotes that show how the word is used, ending with a list of companion words. The words themselves range from commonplace — like biscuit, a twice-baked cake for Roman soldiers — to loanwords including chaparral, from the Basque… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Viva Editions (September 11, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 336 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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