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- DescriptionFopdoodle, salmagundi, kissingcrust, runnion and stingo are all endangered for lack of use. This work reveals a selection of over 1000 entries in Dr Johnson's famous dictionary first published 250 years ago that show how meanings have changed, words have slipped out of use and attitudes have been transformed often with hilarious consequences.
- Author BiographySamuel Johnson LL.D. 1709 - 1784, often referred to simply as Dr Johnson, was one of England's greatest literary figures: a poet, essayist, biographer, lexicographer and often considered the finest critic of English literature. He was also a great wit and prose stylist whose bons mots are still frequently quoted in print today. Between 1747 and 1755, Johnson wrote his best-known work, A Dictionary of the English Language.
- Author(s)Samuel Johnson
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication01/01/2007
- GenreDictionaries (single language)
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintShire Publications Ltd
- Out-of-print date02/08/2014
- Weight310 g
- Width125 mm
- Height187 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Edited byEdward Allhusen
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