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)