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Britishisms

Lawrence Holofcener

Britishisms

a dictionary of words, idioms, and phrases characteristic of British English

by Lawrence Holofcener

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Published by Partners Press in Princeton, N.J. (Canal Rd., Princeton) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • English language -- Great Britain -- Dictionaries.,
    • Great Britain -- Civilization -- Dictionaries.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementcompiled and edited by Lawrence Holofcener.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPE1704 .H6 1981
      The Physical Object
      Pagination158 p. ;
      Number of Pages158
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3520458M
      LC Control Number82104215


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