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The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

A Dictionary of Catch Phrases

Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English

The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang

A Dictionary of Catch Phrases: British and American, from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day

You Have a Point There: A Guide to Punctuation and Its Allies

The Long Trail: Soldiers' Songs and Slang, 1914-18

The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang

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