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Speaking of Animals: A Dictionary of Animal Metaphors

Speaking of Animals: A Dictionary of Animal Metaphors
Author: Robert Palmatier
ISBN 13: 9780313294907
ISBN 10: 313294909
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Greenwood
Publication Date: 1995-04-30
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 496
List Price: $75.00

First dictionary of animal metaphors to be organized by metaphor rather than animal--comprehensive coverage, referenced.


A dictionary of animal metaphors organized alphabetically by metaphor rather than by animal, with entries on the origins and meanings of familiar and obscure animal-related expressions. Entries are referenced to some 30 other published works by categories such as idioms, slang terms, literary words, and puns. Includes words and expressions that appear to be animal metaphors, but actually aren't. Not to beat a dead horse, but eggheads will go ape over this loony hoot, especially when they go to see a man about a dog. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)