The Wordsworth Dictionary Of Drink

Author: Ned Halley
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840223026
Size: 66.90 MB
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The Wordsworth Dictionary Of Drink from the Author: Ned Halley. What is a slack-ma-girdle? Or a submarino? How did White Horse whisky get its name? Or Old Bawdy barley wine? How do you make a really dry martini? Or beer? Or champagne? The answers to these enquiries and thousands of others are revealed in this unique guide to every kind of alcohol, compiled by dedicated drinker and collector of little histories, Ned Halley, who is an award-winning writer on beer, a nationally syndicated wine columnist and author of numerous books on drink.In a straightforward A to Z format, The Wordsworth Dictionary of Drink identifies thousands of individual brewers, distillers and winemakers, as well as the names of their products. The dictionary aims to be of real, practical help in locating beers and ciders, wines and spirits of every hue to their maker and place of origin. Here, too, are descriptive terms used on labels, along with the less-formal words used by producers and purveyors to promote their products in the market place. Origins, from village breweries to entire wine-producing regions, are located by nation, province and district. In many cases, there is a mention of when a producer or product was established, perhaps a word about the founder or a brief explanation of a curious-sounding brand name. The book is laced with historical anecdotes, a thousand cocktail recipes, essys on topics from the Guinness dynasty to the principles of brewing, from the discovery of distilling to the history of exise duty - and illustrated with hundreds of drink labels from all around the world.

The Wordsworth Dictionary Of Idioms

Author: Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853263095
Size: 54.79 MB
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The Wordsworth Dictionary Of Idioms from the Author: Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick. Has more than 600 phrases,sayings,and expressions and contains explanations.

The Wordsworth Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840223101
Size: 71.20 MB
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The Wordsworth Dictionary Of Phrase And Fable from the Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer. This work explains the origins of the familiar and the unfamiliar in everyday speech and literature, including the colloquial and the proverbial. It embraces archaeology, history, religion, the arts, science, mythology and characters from fiction.

Dictionary Of Idioms

Author: Martin H Manser
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840224917
Size: 69.29 MB
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Dictionary Of Idioms from the Author: Martin H Manser. You have asked a friend to keep a secret and he or she blurts out, 'Trust you to open your big mouth ' You agree with someone in having the same idea or opinion and you say 'Great minds think alike'. Written by British lexicographer, Martin H Manser, this dictionary explains such idiomatic phrases used in typical English conversations.

School Dictionary

Author: C. M. Schwarz
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853263590
Size: 52.84 MB
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School Dictionary from the Author: C. M. Schwarz. This dictionary contains over 45,000 informative and easy-to-use definitions. It includes examples of modern words, grammatical information and parts of speech and guidance on pronunciation.

Dictionary Of Pub Names

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840222661
Size: 43.87 MB
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Dictionary Of Pub Names from the Author: . For hundreds of years, the public house in its many guises, from urban gin palace to wayside coaching inn, has been a charming and quintessential feature of British life, and hence the names and signs associated with pubs are a constant reminder of our history, cultural heritage, folklore and local identity.The Wordsworth Dictionary of Pub Names is a fascinating compilation containing nearly five thousand absorbing entries and can be dipped into for fun or consulted on a serious level for intriguing and amusing information not readily available elsewhere. The local pub is an institution unique to the British Isles, but since English literature abounds with references to hostelries past and present, real and imagined, and no tourist's itinerary is complete without a visit to one or several on their route, its virtues are celebrated worldwide and readers everywhere will enjoy an affectionate and, perhaps, nostalgic browse through the pages of this entertaining dictionary.

Advanced Learners Dictionary

Author: Martin H. Manser
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853267635
Size: 73.73 MB
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Advanced Learners Dictionary from the Author: Martin H. Manser. The Wordsworth Advanced Learner's Dictionary is unique in that it combines the elements of thesaurus, usage guide, lexicon and historical survey in one volume. As well as the usual features of a dictionary, this book includes expository panels which present a point of usage, the history of the word, the area of vocabulary or the nuances of a definition. As David Crystal says of the book in his Introduction, 'The test, quite simply, is to open it, at any page, and see if you can stop yourself browsing. I couldn't.' The surprising origins of words and phrases such as 'Beefeaters' 'between the devil and the deep blue sea' and the disease named after a shepherd in an Italian poem mean that The Wordsworth Advanced Learner's Dictionary is of enormous use to both foreign students and to those whose mother tongue is English.

Dictionary Of Homonyms

Author: David Rothwell
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840225426
Size: 58.49 MB
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Dictionary Of Homonyms from the Author: David Rothwell. Many of us don't know what a homonym is, yet we use them every day. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Homonyms, the first of its type published in Britain, will bring enlightenment. Do you get confused between 'to', 'too' and 'two'? Do you need to know the five definitions of 'fluke'? If so, then this is the book for you.A boon for crossword addicts, a treasure trove for punsters and an endless source of fascination for anyone interested in the English language.

Book Of Humorous Quotations

Author: Connie Robertson
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853267598
Size: 60.92 MB
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Book Of Humorous Quotations from the Author: Connie Robertson. From Oscar Wilde's witty observation in Lady Windermere's Fan that 'I can resist everything except temptation', to Zsa Zsa Gabor's admission that 'I know nothing about sex, because I was always married', and by way of Woody Allen's numerous bon mots to the anonymous definition of psychiatry as being 'the care of the id by the odd', Connie Robertson has woven together a hilarious, stimulating and thought-provoking collection of the best humorous quotations which will provide the reader with much to ponder over long after the book has been put aside.The Wordsworth Book of Humorous Quotations will delight the browser and the simply curious while also providing the student, journalist and after-dinner speaker with a wealth of valuable material.