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Rawson, Hugh

Overview
Works: 25 works in 170 publications in 2 languages and 8,861 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Reference works  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PN6081, 427
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Hugh Rawson
 
Most widely held works by Hugh Rawson
A dictionary of euphemisms & other doubletalk : being a compilation of linguistic fig leaves and verbal flourishes for artful users of the English Language by Hugh Rawson( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lists and defines euphemisms and includes many examples of usage
The New international dictionary of quotations by Hugh Rawson( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On cover: The best quotations of all time selected and arranged alphabetically by subject to meet the needs of contemporary readers, writers, and speakers
The Oxford dictionary of American quotations by Hugh Rawson( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of over 6,000 quotations and sayings, arranged chronologically, from history, from four centuries by famous Americans such as Abraham Lincoln, Clarence Darrow, Herman Melville, Oliver Stone, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
American heritage dictionary of American quotations by Margaret Miner( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the words of Americans from all walks of life, presenting more than five thousand entries on five hundred topics
A dictionary of quotations from Shakespeare : a topical guide to over 3,000 great passages from the plays, sonnets, and narrative poems by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries are annotated with fascinating historical background, notes on Shakespeare's sources, an explanation of the context of the quote, or a definition of an Elizabethan word or phrase. The volume also includes a brief biography of Shakespeare and a chronological listing of his plays and poems. And all line references for the quotations are keyed to the respected and popular Signet Classic editions edited by Sylvan Barnet. Filled with familiar treasures and unexpected
Wicked words : a treasury of curses, insults, put-downs, and other formerly unprintable terms from Anglo-Saxon times to the present by Hugh Rawson( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk here presents us with the other side of the coin, Wicked Words, in which he pulls no punches in bringing us to the very cliff-edge of the English language. He covers everything from fart to flibbertigibbit, while always keeping careful watch for flimflam. Hugh Rawson combines a sound history of language with countless tales - find out what became of William Colyngburne for his use of the word hog, or the Presidential campaigner that branded his competitor a liar
A dictionary of quotations from the Bible by Margaret Miner( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lists 3,000 quotations from the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha, arranged by topic and indexed by key words
Devious derivations : popular misconceptions, and more than 1,000 true origins of common words and phrases by Hugh Rawson( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his third book, Hugh Rawson pulls off the literary equivalent of a hat trick (which is original not to ice hockey, it turns out, but to cricket)
Rawson's dictionary of euphemisms and other doubletalk : being a compilation of linguistic fig leaves and verbal flourishes for artful users of the English language by Hugh Rawson( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk, Hugh Rawson explains, in clear language, what it means when we talk of an unusual occurrence, a crew transfer container, or Montezuma's revenge. If you have ever been baffled by the expression culturally deprived, or want to know where the phrase deep-six comes from, then this book will certainly be of service
Unwritten laws : the unofficial rules of life as handed down by Murphy and other sages by Hugh Rawson( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated collection of over 500 quotations that provide strategies for life from a variety of authors
A dictionary of invective : a treasury of curses, insults, put-downs, and other formerly unprintable terms from Anglo-Saxon times to the present by Hugh Rawson( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To improve secondary school science and mathematics teaching : a short history of the first dozen years of the National Science Foundation's summer institutes program, 1954-1965 by Hillier Krieghbaum( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin dictionary of quotations from Shakespeare : a topical guide to over 3, 000 great passages from the plays, sonnets and narrative poems by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thematic dictionary of over 3,000 Shakespeare quotations is both comprehensive and easy to use. Containing a clear index and an invaluable cross-referencing system, it makes finding quotations quick, simple and enjoyable
If it ain't broke : the unwritten laws of life by Hugh Rawson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unwritten laws of life : unofficial rules as handed down by Murphy and other sages by Hugh Rawson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fig leaves and flourishes by Hugh Rawson( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford dictionary of American quotations( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the words of Americans from all walks of life presenting more than five thousand entries in a browser-friendly, cross-referenced, and single-column format that encompasses more than five hundred topics
Rawson's dictionary of American quotations by Margaret Miner( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers American life, culture, and politics
Rawson's wicked words by Hugh Rawson( )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk here presents us with the other side of the coin, Wicked Words, in which he pulls no punches in bringing us to the very cliff-edge of the English language. He covers everything from fart to flibbertigibbit, while always keeping careful watch for flimflam. Hugh Rawson combines a sound history of language with countless tales - find out what became of William Colyngburne for his use of the word hog, or the Presidential campaigner that branded his competitor a liar
 
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The Oxford dictionary of American quotations
Alternative Names
Rawson, Hugh N.

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English (165)

Spanish (1)

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The Oxford dictionary of American quotationsAmerican heritage dictionary of American quotationsA dictionary of quotations from Shakespeare : a topical guide to over 3,000 great passages from the plays, sonnets, and narrative poemsWicked words : a treasury of curses, insults, put-downs, and other formerly unprintable terms from Anglo-Saxon times to the presentA dictionary of quotations from the BibleDevious derivations : popular misconceptions, and more than 1,000 true origins of common words and phrasesRawson's dictionary of euphemisms and other doubletalk : being a compilation of linguistic fig leaves and verbal flourishes for artful users of the English languageUnwritten laws : the unofficial rules of life as handed down by Murphy and other sages