The Describer s Dictionary A Treasury of Terms Literary Quotations Expanded Second Edition

Author: David Grambs
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393351025
Format: PDF, ePub
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The unmatched guide—and perfect gift—for stymied scribes and working wordsmiths everywhere, now expanded and updated. A singular and indispensable reference tool, The Describer's Dictionary—now expanded and updated—has served for over twenty years as the go-to resource for writers who are determined to capture the world in just the right words. The dictionary uses a unique reverse definition-to-term format that makes it easy to zero in on the term you're seeking. Turn to the new section on sensory impressions, for example, to find vivid terms for "loud or jarring," such as "grating," "harsh," "piercing," "blaring," "thunderous," "cacophonous," and "raucous." And at the end of each section dozens of illustrative passages by notable fiction and nonfiction authors—including Donna Tartt, Michael Lewis, Zadie Smith, Khaled Hosseini, and Paul Theroux—bring the terminology to life. New in this edition: • Hundreds of additional definitions, terms, and synonyms • Brand-new categories, including "Physical States and Symptoms," "Temperament and Behavior," "Rooms and Interior Spaces," "Weather and Forces of Nature," and "The Solar System" • Over 400 new quotations from books, periodicals, and digital media by established and rising literary stars • An index of the more than 600 authors quoted in the book

The Describer s Dictionary

Author: David Grambs
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393346169
Format: PDF, Docs
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A dictionary of the observable world features definition-first organization; passages from the writings of such authors as T.H. White, Richard Powers, and Neil Gaiman; and words concerning such topics as shapes, textures, colors, terrain, animals, and the human body.

Flip Dictionary

Author: Barbara Kipfer
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582971407
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Kipfer has created this reference that offers cues and clue words to lead writers to the exact phrase or specific term they need. It features charts and tables, listing groups by subject, such as automobiles or clothing types. It is aimed at writers and word-lovers alike.

Roget s Descriptive Word Finder

Author: Barbara Kipfer
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582971704
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ideal for fiction and poetry writers, teachers, journalists, students, and copywriters, Roget's Descriptive Word Finder enables you to search topic-by-topic to find that "just right" word or phrase.

Descriptionary

Author: Marc McCutcheon
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816079463
Format: PDF
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Combining elements of a reverse dictionary and a thesaurus, presents definitions for terms relating to specific subjects including the environment, the arts, clothing, religion, slang, furniture, and technology.

The Endangered English Dictionary Bodacious Words Your Dictionary Forgot

Author: David Grambs
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393292517
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Like animals, plants and book reviewers, words can become extinct, but Grambs is here to salvage the most missed of the lexical dinosaurs."—Patricia Holt, San Francisco Chronicle We often hear about the richness of the English language, how many more words it contains than French or German. And yet modern desk dictionaries are the result of a paring away of that glory, so that merely standard, functional, current words remain. The price we pay for such convenience is the thousands of delightful words we never see or hear. This book is an effort to save some of those words applicable to everyday life and countless word games from extinction. The resultant treasure trove of exotic verbal creatures is an indispensable resource for every lover of language. A selection: egrutten: having a face swollen from weeping numquid: an inquisitive person sardoodledum: drama that is contrived, stagy, or unrealistic mimp: to purse one's lips

Random House Webster s word menu

Author: Stephen Glazier
Publisher: Random House Reference &
ISBN: 9780375700835
Format: PDF
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Lists and defines words by over 700 subject areas, including nature, science and technology, domestic life, arts, language, and institutions

An Eames Anthology

Author: Charles Eames
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300212836
Format: PDF, Docs
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An Eames Anthology collects for the first time the writings of the esteemed American architects and designers Charles and Ray Eames, illuminating their marriage and professional partnership of fifty years. More than 120 primary-source documents and 200 illustrations highlight iconic projects such as the Case Study Houses and the molded plywood chair, as well as their work for major corporations as both designers (Herman Miller, Vitra) and consultants (IBM, Polaroid). Previously unpublished materials appear alongside published writings by and about the Eameses and their work, lending new insight into their creative process. Correspondence with such luminaries as Richard Neutra and Eero Saarinen provides a personal glimpse into the advance of modernity in mid-century America.

A Glossary of Literary Terms

Author: M.H. Abrams
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285974514
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Synonym Finder

Author: Jerome Irving Rodale
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9780878572366
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Completely updated and newly revised for easier use, this valuable reference book lists more than one million synonyms--an indispensable aid for anyone who works with words