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Dictionary of Proverbs and Their Origins
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Dictionary of Proverbs and Their Origins

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Author: Linda Flavell

Format: Paperback / softback

Number of Pages: 288

Did you know that `if the cap fits' refers to the traditional jester's cap with bells on it - so anyone wearing such a cap could be expected to do something foolish? Or that the ancient Greeks believed that it was camels rather than elephants that never forgot? The entries are interspersed with mini-essays on such diverse subjects as The Proverbial Cynic and When there's a R in the Month. The result is essential reading for anyone who delights in words.