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978-0-06-091352-6 / 0060913525

Horsefeathers and Other Curious Words

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Publisher:HarperReference

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Oh, horsefeathers!

If you've ever wondered why the candy is called butterscotch; why a certain southern food is called a hush puppy; why tog supports in a fireplace are known as andirons, or sometimes firedogs, you'll be fascinated by the origins of the more than 600 words discussed in "a book that gets curiouser and curiouser as it goes along" (Son Francisco Chronicle).

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