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by Grenville Kleiser
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A Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embellishment of Speech and Literature, and The Improvement of the Vocabulary of Those Persons Who Read, Write, and Speak English.

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by Anonymous
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A collection of unintentionally humorous uses of the English language.

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by Ambrose Bierce
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Witty, opinionated alphabetical examples of what Bierce considered poor (American) English and advice on alternatives entertaining, thought-provoking, occasionally outdated but so interesting to see how style and taste have changed. Summary by Philippa

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by James Champlin Fernald
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English Synonyms and Antonyms is basically a vocabulary builder that students might use as they prepare for entrance or exit exams. Each entry gives a list of synonyms, followed by a paragraph that briefly explains or exemplifies the subtle distinctions between the listed words.

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by Richard Soule
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A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous or Parallel Expressions, Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology is a project for new LibriVox members to practice recording and using their recording setup.

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by Jane Marcet
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Mary's teacher has taxed her with the task of learning that most onerous of all parts of the English language: Grammar.

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by Samuel Johnson
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The published dictionary was a huge book: with pages nearly 1 feet tall and 20 inches wide, it contained 42,773 words; it also sold for the huge price of 4/10s.

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by Julian Sharman
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This is a very readable scientific account of Swearing and Cursing in the English Language. Not only is an enlightening historical account given, but also several excursions are made into other languages and certain historical periods.

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