Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases eBook

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[Transcriber’s Notes] Original “misspellings” such as “fulness” are unchanged.

Unfamiliar (to me) words are defined on the right side of the page in square brackets.  For example: 

abstemious diet [abstemious = Eating and drinking in moderation.]

The blandness of contemporary (2006) speech would be relieved by the injection of some of these gems: 

“phraseological quagmire”

“Windy speech which hits all around the mark like a drunken carpenter.”

[End Transcriber’s Notes]


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