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By Mary Varchaver

ISBN-10: 0471218022

ISBN-13: 9780471218029

ISBN-10: 0471383724

ISBN-13: 9780471383727

From angst to zydeco, the last word advisor to overseas phrases and phrasesEnglish is not just the main greatly spoken language on this planet, it's also the main dynamic. And one of many leader resources of its huge, immense power is the numerous international phrases and words with which it's consistently enriched. the last word advisor for writers, editors, and word-lovers of each ilk, The Browser's Dictionary of overseas phrases and words is an A-to-Z compendium of two, 000 loan-words at the moment utilized in English speech and writing. It contains phrases from worldwide, for example: rapprochement, macho, and imbroglio (France, Spain, and Italy); gestalt and zeitgeist (Germany); gulag and apparatchik (Russia); shibboleth (Hebrew); purdah and bungalow (Hindi); loofah (Arabic); netsuke (Japan); and hundreds of thousands extra. each one access offers a consultant to pronunciation, literal and idiomatic definitions, and a few provide brief examples of ways the note is utilized by modern audio system and authors.Mary Varchaver (Hastings, big apple) is a contract author, researcher, and editor. She can also be the coauthor, in addition to Frank Ledlie Moore of The Dictionary of the acting Arts.

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The twenty-fifth is called “Silk Stockings” and will open Thursday in a fashionable brouhaha͘—The New York Times, February 20, 1955. brusque (brusk, broosk) [French, from Italian, from Latin] Abrupt and offhand in manner; curt; blunt; rough. brut (broot) [French: raw; unpolished] In describing champagne: very dry; not sweet. ” bulgur, bulghur (BULL-ger) [Turkish, from Arabic] Whole-grain wheat that has been dehusked, parboiled, cracked, and dried; sometimes used in place of rice or potatoes. bulmus (BULL-mus) [Hebrew, from Greek boulimos: hunger] A ravenous hunger; a faintness caused by prolonged fasting.

Camaraderie (kah-mah-RAH-deh-ree) [French, from Spanish] Comradeship, brotherhood; good fellowship; conviviality. ͘— Time, March 22, 1999. cambio (KAHM-bee-oh) [Italian, Spanish] Change (money). An exchange; a place to convert money from one currency to another. camera lucida (kah-meh-rah loo-SEE-dah) [Latin: bright chamber] An optical device that projects an image from a microscope to a piece of paper so that it can be traced. camera oscura (kah-meh-rah oh-SKOO-rah) [Italian: dark chamber] A box or a room where no light is admitted except that coming through a small hole in one wall; it produces an image on the opposite wall showing something outside the room.

Caisson (KAY-son) [French, from caisse: box; chest] A watertight chamber that makes it possible to work on underwater structures such as a bridge pier; a device to raise sunken ships. Also, a two-wheeled vehicle for carrying artillery ammunition. calaboose (KAH-lah-booss) [Creole, from Spanish] A jail. calamari (kah-lah-MAH-ree) [Italian] Squid, especially the small squid used in Italian cooking. calash See calèche. calèche, calash (kah-LEHSH) [French, from German and Czech] A light carriage of two or four wheels with a folding top, pulled by one or two horses.

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