Category Archives: dictionaries

  1. Admiral Wrangell, Word-Lists, and Venery

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    August 24, 2015 by libroshombre

    Fishing in Alaska with Outside college buddies can be challenging for librarians, whom many people believe contain all knowledge when …
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  2. Torturous Aphibologies, Poor Webster, and Scrooge McDuck’s Taxes

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    February 3, 2015 by libroshombre

    Judging by our national debate over the subject, “torture” is one of those terms whose meaning seems to depend on …
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  3. Old Wives Tales, Malarkey, and the OED

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    September 25, 2014 by libroshombre

    “Do Blue Sheets Bring Babies? The Truth Behind Old Wives’ Tales,” by Thomas Craughwell, was a Gulliver’s used-book purchase I …
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  4. Baron von Munchausen, Yip Harburg, and La Cava’s Bibliomotorcarro

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    April 17, 2014 by libroshombre

    Lone Star Ball is my favorite baseball blog, not only because it links to all the latest events surrounding the …
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