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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable , sometimes referred to simply as Brewer's , is a reference work containing definitions and explanations of many famous phrases , allusions , and figures, whether historical or mythical. The "Revised and Updated Edition" from the s is now in the public domain , and Web-based versions are available online. The most recent version is the 20th edition, published in November by Chambers Harrap Publishers.
Much loved for its wit and wisdom since , Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend. Nowhere else could the histories of the guillotine and Guinness stout sit so comfortably alongside the KGB and the Keystone Kops. Brewer's is a catalogue of curiosities and absurdities that, over almost years in print, has acquired near-mythical status. Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition includes a brand new Collection of Curious Words and many new and updated entries.
It is, in fact, unlike any other reference book that exists, anywhere. Whether you are a committed Brewerphile or a newcomer to its pages of fascinating entries, this edition will draw you in and keep you glued to its rich mix of eccentric nuggets. Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.
Ian Crofton, editor John Ayto is a lexicographer and writer who lives in London.
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