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Webster's New World(r) Crossword Puzzle Dictionary, 2nd Ed.
Webster's New World(r) Crossword Puzzle Dictionary, 2nd Ed.
Paperback      ISBN: 1328710319
The Sunday crossword puzzles just got a bit easier.

Stumped by a seven-letter synonym for mingle that begins with c? Or how about an eight-letter type of flower that ends in th? Even the best crossword puzzlers are sometimes at a loss for words. Now you can clue yourself in simply by opening the right book: the Webster's New World(R) Crossword Puzzle Dictionary. It's packed with 300,000 clue and answer words, lists of subcategories, and helpful tables such as Shakespeare's plays and characters, books of the Bible, international currencies, and more. With lists arranged alphabetically and entries broken down by letter count, finding the right answer is straightforward and quick. This reference will help you solve the most common--and arcane--puzzles around.
The Oxford New Spanish Dictionary: Third Edition
The Oxford New Spanish Dictionary
Third Edition
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0425228606
Updated design and ultra-clear text offering up-to-date coverage of all the essential day-to-day vocabulary makes The Oxford New Spanish Dictionary the perfect guide to the Spanish language in the 21st century. This essential reference includes:

- Over 40,000 words and phrases and 60,000 translations of essential, everyday vocabulary
- New, ultra-clear text, for quick, easy reference
- Special warning symbols make slang and informal language easily identifiable
- Convenient tables of regular and irregular Spanish verbs
- Extra help with frequently used words--the building blocks to learning a language

American Slang Dictionary, Fourth Edition
American Slang Dictionary, Fourth Edition
4th Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0071461086

For the 411 on American slang, this guidebook is the top banana

From "head trip" to "foot in mouth," American Slang Dictionary gives you the complete definitions of thousands of uniquely American words and phrases, ranging from golden oldies such as "catch some rays" and "take the fifth" to more up-to-the-minute coinages like Wall Street's "jonx," the Internet's "ping," and the gangsta's favorite, "shizzle."

Inside you'll find more than 12,000 words and expressions from a wide variety of sources, including gangsta rap, the blogosphere, and the U.S. prison system. In a New York minute, you'll be down with the colloquialisms, vulgarities, and substandard English that make everyday interactions in contemporary American life so colorful.

BSOD or blue screen of death the blue computer screen that appears after a programming or operational error
crunk wild; crazy; out of control
kvetch to complain
left-handed monkey wrench a nonexistent tool
word of mouse a message spread by e-mail

The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words
The Thinker's Thesaurus
Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words
Paperback      ISBN: 0393337944

Do you find that your regular thesaurus spits out the same old words already running through your head? Are the lists boring, repetitive, and generally unhelpful? Peter E. Meltzer thought so and decided to create a unique thesaurus that would offer interesting, original synonyms along with contextual examples. He quotes from a range of recent media--including books and hundreds of magazines and newspapers--to reassure readers that though the words might be unfamiliar, they are all completely legitimate words in current use. The first edition was the top-selling thesaurus in the United States on numerous occasions. The second edition has been expanded by 50 percent and includes a new introduction that lays out the goals and methods of the thesaurus. This highly entertaining and informative book is truly a dream come true, not only for logophiles but for anyone wishing to enhance their writing through these wonderful words.

Larousse diccionario enciclopedico usual/ Larousse Encyclopedic Dictionary: Diccionario Enciclopedico/ Encyclopedic Dictionary
Larousse diccionario enciclopedico usual/ Larousse Encyclopedic Dictionary
Diccionario Enciclopedico/ Encyclopedic Dictionary
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 9706073590
The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
The Meaning of Everything
The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
Hardcover      ISBN: 0198607024

From the best-selling author of The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, and Krakatoa comes a truly wonderful celebration of the English language and of its unrivaled treasure house, the Oxford English Dictionary.
Writing with marvelous brio, Winchester first serves up a lightning history of the English language--"so vast, so sprawling, so wonderfully unwieldy"--and pays homage to the great dictionary makers, from "the irredeemably famous" Samuel Johnson to the "short, pale, smug and boastful" schoolmaster from New Hartford, Noah Webster. He then turns his unmatched talent for story-telling to the making of this most venerable of dictionaries. In this fast-paced narrative, the reader will discover lively portraits of such key figures as the brilliant but tubercular first editor Herbert Coleridge (grandson of the poet), the colorful, boisterous Frederick Furnivall (who left the project in a shambles), and James Augustus Henry Murray, who spent a half-century bringing the project to fruition. Winchester lovingly describes the nuts-and-bolts of dictionary making--how unexpectedly tricky the dictionary entry for marzipan was, or how fraternity turned out so much longer and monkey so much more ancient than anticipated--and how bondmaid was left out completely, its slips found lurking under a pile of books long after the B-volume had gone to press. We visit the ugly corrugated iron structure that Murray grandly dubbed the Scriptorium--the Scrippy or the Shed, as locals called it--and meet some of the legion of volunteers, from Fitzedward Hall, a bitter hermit obsessively devoted to the OED, to W. C. Minor, whose story is one of dangerous madness, ineluctable sadness, and ultimate redemption.
The Meaning of Everything is a scintillating account of the creation of the greatest monument ever erected to a living language. Simon Winchester's supple, vigorous prose illuminates this dauntingly ambitious project--a seventy-year odyssey to create the grandfather of all word-books, the world's unrivalled uber-dictionary.

The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
The Meaning of Everything
The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 019517500x

From the best-selling author of The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, and Krakatoa comes a truly wonderful celebration of the English language and of its unrivaled treasure house, the Oxford English Dictionary.

Writing with marvelous brio, Winchester first serves up a lightning history of the English language--"so vast, so sprawling, so wonderfully unwieldy"--and pays homage to the great dictionary makers, from "the irredeemably famous" Samuel Johnson to the "short, pale, smug and boastful" schoolmaster from New Hartford, Noah Webster. He then turns his unmatched talent for story-telling to the making of this most venerable of dictionaries. In this fast-paced narrative, the reader will discover lively portraits of such key figures as the brilliant but tubercular first editor Herbert Coleridge (grandson of the poet), the colorful, boisterous Frederick Furnivall (who left the project in a shambles), and James Augustus Henry Murray, who spent a half-century bringing the project to fruition. Winchester lovingly describes the nuts-and-bolts of dictionary making--how unexpectedly tricky the dictionary entry for marzipan was, or how fraternity turned out so much longer and monkey so much more ancient than anticipated--and how bondmaid was left out completely, its slips found lurking under a pile of books long after the B-volume had gone to press. We visit the ugly corrugated iron structure that Murray grandly dubbed the Scriptorium--the Scrippy or the Shed, as locals called it--and meet some of the legion of volunteers, from Fitzedward Hall, a bitter hermit obsessively devoted to the OED, to W. C. Minor, whose story is one of dangerous madness, ineluctable sadness, and ultimate redemption.
The Meaning of Everything is a scintillating account of the creation of the greatest monument ever erected to a living language. Simon Winchester's supple, vigorous prose illuminates this dauntingly ambitious project--a seventy-year odyssey to create the grandfather of all word-books, the world's unrivalled uber-dictionary.
A, B, Sea: A Loose-Footed Lexicon
A, B, Sea
A Loose-Footed Lexicon
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1574093223

A, B, Sea is an entertaining, comprehensive guide to the language and lore of 21st-century seafarers. This playful mariner's glossary of nautical terms includes definitions for and cross-references to everything from aft to zenith, brass monkey to tuna tower. This second edition includes many new entries, some purely from the swashbuckler vernacular, and others for serious sailors. Packed with practical advice, this is a dictionary with a difference: many words are illustrated by passages from classic books of the sea, others by the author's experiences aboard an American schooner with a European engine and two boxes of tools. Sample entries from this informative and entertaining dictionary include: Bermuda Triangle: Given a choice between alien creatures and bad weather combined with inept seamanship and navigation, you should vote for the latter every time. The US Coast Guard certainly does. carry away, to: when any part of the standing rigging or a spar breaks it is said to have "carried away." What you say is probably unprintable. seasickness (mal de mer): a form of motion sickness usually brought on by a feeling of well-being and euphoria. Reputedly comes in two stages: during the first you fear you might die, during the second, you fear you might not. The most reliable cure: Stand under a tree.

The Advanced Dictionary of Marketing: Putting Theory to Use
The Advanced Dictionary of Marketing
Putting Theory to Use
Hardcover      ISBN: 0199285993

This dictionary of marketing terms focuses on key concepts, grouped into four categories: concepts, laws, theories, and effects. Containing over 500 entries, ranging in length and depth, the book will be the ideal reference guide for practitioners, MBA students, and those taking professional marketing qualifications.

Example entries include:

Balanced Scorecard; Sagacity Segmentation; Value-based Marketing; Law of Comparative Advantage; Law of Diminishing Returns; Engel's Law; Moore's Law; Agency Theory; Game Theory; Motivation Theory; Theory X; Theory Y; Acquiesence Response Set; Anchoring Effect; Experience Curve Effect; Halo Effect; Substitution Effect.
The Advanced Dictionary of Marketing Putting Theory to Use
The Advanced Dictionary of Marketing Putting Theory to Use
Paperback      ISBN: 0199286000

This dictionary of marketing terms focuses on key concepts, grouped into four categories: concepts, laws, theories, and effects. Containing over 500 entries, ranging in length and depth, the book will be the ideal reference guide for practitioners, MBA students, and those taking professional marketing qualifications.

Example entries include:

Balanced Scorecard; Sagacity Segmentation; Value-based Marketing; Law of Comparative Advantage; Law of Diminishing Returns; Engel's Law; Moore's Law; Agency Theory; Game Theory; Motivation Theory; Theory X; Theory Y; Acquiesence Response Set; Anchoring Effect; Experience Curve Effect; Halo Effect; Substitution Effect.