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Dictionary of word origins. by Joseph Twadell Shipley

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Published by Littlefield in Totowa, N.J .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • English language -- Etymology -- Dictionaries.

Book details:

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LC ClassificationsPE1580
The Physical Object
Pagination430 p.
Number of Pages430
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18348854M

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