Publisher: Harper; First Edition edition (November 1, 2005)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
Merriam-Webster, movement over! beforehand, no English dictionary ever discovered the joys or the fascination in revealing the meanings of letters. "One-Letter phrases, A Dictionary" illuminates the greater than 800 fabulous definitions linked to every one letter within the English alphabet. for example, Conley uncovers sixty nine assorted definitions for the letter X, the main flexible and published letter within the English language. utilizing evidence, figures, quotations, and etymologies, the writer offers an entire and stress-free realizing of the one-letter note. With the letter B, Conley teaches us that its many alternative meanings span a number of matters together with technology - B denotes a blood variety and likewise is a logo for the aspect Boron at the Periodic desk - and background - within the center a while, B used to be branded on a blasphemer's brow. With the letter A, he reminds us is not just a bra dimension, but additionally a musical word. This booklet is the basic table better half, present, or reference quantity for an unlimited array of readers, puzzle fanatics, lecturers, scholars, librarians, or armchair linguists. when they choose it up they are going to by no means manage to positioned it down.