Australian words and their origins

Australian words and their origins

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This is a concise edition of the Australian National Dictionary (OUP 1989) which was hailed as a major asset for readers studying Australian literature that made all earlier dictionaries of Australian English obsolete. The volume contains nearly as many headwords as the original edition, yet provides fewer collations, and indicates the first recorded, and most recent, use of a word. It retains the parent volume's comprehensive coverage of uniquely Australian words and phrases; words for indigenous flora, fauna, and pastimes; and Aboriginal terms.1978 K. Garvev Tales of my Uncle Harry 19 Little jews are tastier than all the big cod and yellow-belly. jewel beetle. ... and most of the rest stolen from the fuse- box outside the celL A complete jigger such as this was worth at least five pounds money, or forty-eight ounces of tobacco. ... 1982 Andersen Winners can Laugh 99 Hand held devices were designed just to make a sound similar to that made by theanbsp;...

Title:Australian words and their origins
Author:Joan Hughes
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1989


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