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A Compendium Of Collective Nouns

Author : Woop Studios
ISBN : 9781452129525
Genre : Reference
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This illustrated guide compiles over 2,000 collective nouns and brings them to life in stunningly colorful, graphic artwork from the design dynamos at Woop Studios. Chock-full of treasures of the English language, the diversity of terms collected here covers topics from plants and animals (a parade of elephants, an embarrassment of pandas) to people and things (a pomposity of professors, an exultation of fireworks) and range from the familiar (a pride of lions) to the downright obscure (an ooze of amoebas). Pronunciations, definitions, etymologies, and historical anecdotes make this beautiful book an entertaining read, a standout reference, and a visual treat. Language lovers and art appreciators alike will be captivated by this gem, rich in word and image.

A Compendium Of Collective Nouns

Author : Jennifer Skelly
ISBN : 0987594605
Genre : Animals
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A Compendium Of Collective Nouns Volume Two

Author : Jennifer Skelly
ISBN : 0987594613
Genre : Animals
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A Conspiracy Of Ravens

Author : Bill Oddie
ISBN : 1851244093
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A charm of goldfinches. An ostentation of peacocks. A murder of crows. The English language brims with witty words for flocks of birds! Thought to have originated from hunting manuals, the practice of inventing collective nouns for birds has since evolved into a sport all its own, with new words striving to perfectly capture the essence of each bird. A Conspiracy of Ravens presents readers with a compendium of collective bird nouns from the distant and not-so-distant past. Some of the nouns are portentous, like a tiding of magpies. Others, like a murmuration of starlings or a chattering of choughs, convey sound. Still more reflect with literary flourish the beauty of the bird: what could be more celebratory than a crown of kingfishers or an exaltation of larks? Featuring songbirds, aquatic birds, garden favorites, and birds of prey, this book collects more than one hundred of the best and most imaginative expressions and illustrates them with charming woodcuts by the eighteenth-century artist and naturalist Thomas Bewick. A beautiful and entertaining read, A Conspiracy of Ravens will delight bird-lovers and word-lovers in equal measure.

A Barrel Of Monkeys

Author : Samuel Fanous
ISBN : 185124445X
Genre : Art
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We’re all familiar with ‘a flock of sheep’ but what are the collective nouns for racehorses, pigs, zebras or giraffes? Drawing on a range of sources, from fifteenth-century hunting terms to more recent inventions that have now entered the language, this book collects over 100 examples of the most interesting collective nouns for animals, each illustrated with charming woodcuts by the renowned naturalist engraver of the eighteenth century, Thomas Bewick.Some describe a key characteristic of the animal in question: ‘a shrewdness of apes’, ‘a busyness of ferrets’. Others are delightfully humorous: ‘a piddle of puppies’, ‘a crash of rhinoceroses’.Featuring pets, farmyard animals, big cats and wild beasts, this beautifully presented book is the perfect gift for animal lovers and all those with an interest in this quirky linguistic tradition.

Easy Learning Spanish Verbs Collins Easy Learning Spanish

Author : Collins Dictionaries
ISBN : 9780008141950
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Perfect for Spanish revision offering beginners a clear and easy-to-understand guide to Spanish verbs.

Gabay S Copywriters Compendium

Author : J. Jonathan Gabay
ISBN : 9780750683203
Genre : Business & Economics
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Marketers, creative writers, and individuals for whom copywriting forms part of their job are often required to produce innovative and engaging copy in a short space of time. Creativity is not always to hand, and therefore on some occasions additional help is required to find the right phrase, description or slogan. Gabay's Copywriting Compendium contains a wealth of inspiring tips, ideas and descriptions to aid the writing process, such as advice on spelling and grammar, examples of rhyming words, suggested euphemisms, and odd facts. - Provides a "Top 25 Rules" section for a number of key topics, such as how to brainstorm, how to write innovative copy, and how to think creatively - Has been carefully designed to ensure the material can be accessed quickly and easily - Easy to read layout will assist copywriters in finding appropriate help at any particular moment

Ingles Para Latinos

Author : William C. Harvey
ISBN : 0764172972
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The book-only version of this intermediate manual, designed to help Spanish speakers learn idiomatic American English, was published in September '99. Now, Barron's is making the book available with a brand new cassettes package. The tapes allow listeners to compare their own English enunciation with the common correct enunciation. This book-and-cassettes program offers an informal, user-friendly approach to language learning. It assumes some basic knowledge of English on the student's part. With two 90-minute cassettes.

New Grammar Of French Grammars Or A Compendium Of The Best Modern Treatises On The French Language But More Especially Of La Grammaire Des Grammaires

Author : M. de Fivas (Alain Auguste Victor)
ISBN : BL:A0023734934
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A Practical Compendium Of German Grammar On Mnemonic Principles

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ISBN : OXFORD:600093651
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