The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase OriginsBook - 1997
From the literary to the bizarre, this encyclopedia features the origins of over 9,000 words and phrases, including slang, proverbs, animal and plant names, nicknames, historical expressions, and more.
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c1997
Edition: Rev. and expanded ed
Characteristics: xiii, 754 p. ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Encyclopedia of word and phrase origins