This fascinating collection of traditional metaphors and figures of speech, groups expressions according to theme. The second edition includes over 1,500 new entries, more information on first known usages, a new introduction and two expanded indexes. It will appeal to those interested in cultural history and the English language.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Abbreviations: A. Tinker: B. Tailor: C. Soldier: D. Sailor: E: Richman: F. Poorman: G. Beggerman: H. Thief: I. At Home: J. At School: K. At Play: Index of Keywords: Bibliography
Dick Wilkinson is a retired Forestry Commission worker who studied Classics, Old English and Old Norse at Cambridge University. This collection is the result of a lifetime's work on dialect and metaphor.
'It is a truly scholarly achievement deserving a place in all academic and reference libraries ...' - Reference Reviews