The Exaltation Of Larks by James Lipton
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ISBN
9780140170962
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Paperback
Pages
336
Dimensions
147 x 234mm

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If you've ever wondered whether familiar terms like "a pride of lions" or "a string of ponies" were only the tip of a linguistic iceberg, An Exaltation of Larks provides the definitive answer. This classic collection of collective nouns includes more than 1,100 equally pithy, and often poetic, terms - some resurrected from the Books of Venery that were the constant study of fifteenth-century gentlemen; some ("a blur of Impressionists," "a score of bachelors") more recently minted. Here too is a game for readers inspired to invent their own "terms of venery." Infectious in spirit and beautifully illustrated with more than 250 witty engravings, An Exaltation of Larks is a word-lover's garden of delights.
ISBN:
9780140170962
Publication Date:
27 / 11 / 2000
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
147 x 234mm

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