The Word Detective

Author: John Simpson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465096522
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In The Word Detective, an intensely personal memoir and a joyful celebration of English, he weaves a story of how words come into being, how culture shapes language, and how technology transforms words.

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Nanmeebooks
ISBN: 9749906683
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เมื่อโรเจอร์เพื่อนรักถูกขบวนการร้าย "ตัวกินเด็ก" จับตัวไป ไลราและภูตประจำตัวของเธอ ...

Author: Paulo Coelho
ISBN: 9789744719751
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En andalusisk fårehyrde, Santiago, drømmer om en skat og rejser til pyramiderne for at finde den. Ved at følge sit hjerte og søge sin skæbne opnår han rigdom og lykke

The Word Detective

Author: Evan Morris
Publisher: Plume Books
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Evan Morris. those cows just standing there looking at you — that's what drives a
city dweller to drink in the first place. brand-new Q: I have always been puzzled
by the phrase brand-new. Recently I was reading a magazine ... Well, I was all
set to tell you that the bran-new that you saw must have been a typographical
error, but when I checked the Oxford English Dictionary, bran-new was listed as
an accepted alternate form of brand-new. I still believe, however, that what you
saw was a ...

The English Record

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So instead of looking up a word, students either content themselves with not
knowing it or ask us teachers to define it for them. Teachers neither can ... It turns
students into word sleuths who use a special detective tool, the Oxford English
Dictionary, to unfold the layers of meaning in a poem. It's a bit sneaky, but ...
Fortunately, a few basics are all they will need, since most of the information it
includes will be familiar to them through their use of other dictionaries. Two things
may seem ...

Language Arts And Literacy In The Middle Grades

Author: Margaret J. Finders
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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After a bit of fun discussing popular slang terms, Mr. Williams asked his students
to read as many pieces as they could and keep a word notebook, listing all of the
words or phrases they found interesting or those that had changed meaning
since the time they ... As a start, they could use one of the dictionaries on his
bookshelves, but they should try to move beyond these sources, eventually
searching Web sites or even going to the public library to consult the Oxford
English Dictionary.

Differentiated Early Literacy For English Language Learners

Author: Paul Boyd-Batstone
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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At times, studying etymologies can seem like being a detective uncovering the
truth about a word. Any quality dictionary will supply etymologies; but it may
require some digging to find the meaning of root words. Several Internet
resources are of great help in studying etymologies. One free resource is www. A paid subscriber resource is from the Oxford English Dictionary, Web-based resources make finding etymologies tremendously
easy and a task that ...

The Pta Magazine

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to, and into, books of words? It seems to me, first of all, that the school might
encourage him to find out how dictionaries are made. This would help correct the
impression that their contents are handed down on tablets of stone. Let a child
find out— if only from the promotion ... To discover and savor progressive
changes in the course of a word's use, we turn to The Oxford English Dictionary ,
which was first called— significantly— A New English Dictionary on Historical

The Young Reader S Companion

Author: Gorton Carruth
Publisher: Bowker-Greenwood
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It takes more than a page to define all the meanings of "eat" in the Oxford English
Dictionary (see also * dictionary). If you are interested in words, looking up "eat"
is a good way to learn how rich our English language is. Eckert, Allan W. (1931-)
After working as a postman, detective, cook, salesman, artist, and at a number of
other jobs, Eckert's writing career began when he became an associate editor of
a trade magazine and later a reporter and editor at the Dayton Journal-Herald in

Swedish Book Review

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searched through all the available dictionaries, I asked everyone I could think of
before, as a last resort, I wrote to the Swedish Institute in London, and learnt that
it means an ornamental gable over an arch. They had found it in a dictionary of ...
it is both in my flower book and in OED. Perhaps the bit of detective work of which
I am most proud came in Giltas. ... is the astronomical term meridian. I therefore
looked up this word in my Oxford English dictionary and, to my great joy found an