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Fergusson, Rosalind

Overview
Works: 118 works in 415 publications in 3 languages and 8,289 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Sayings  Terms and phrases  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: PE1519, 423.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rosalind Fergusson
The Facts on File dictionary of proverbs by Martin H Manser( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 7000 proverbs are categorized by subject and indexed by first key word
The Penguin rhyming dictionary by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

37 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anyone who writes verse, whether lyric poet, songwriter or composer of limericks or jingles, will find The Penguin Rhyming Dictionary an indispensable reference companion. Clearly arranged and easy to use, it offers an astonishingly wide range of suggestions for rhyming words, from the common and everyday to the more difficult and obscure. Unlike many of its predecessors it is not merely organized according to the spelling of words but is based on phonetic principles. Hence, rhymes such as trite, indict, and Fahrenheit, can be found together in the one group whereas words such as bough, cough and rough are not falsely forced together
The Penguin dictionary of proverbs by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

49 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles approximately 6,000 different proverbs organized by thematic headings such as beauty, love, or weather
The Cassell dictionary of English idioms by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The English language is packed with idioms whose meanings and origins often seem shrouded in the mists of obscurity. This dictionary takes a fresh look at some 10,000 of them, providing clear and precise definitions for expressions, and in many cases tracing their history back to the source. Folk traditions, myths and legends, professions, trades and individuals are all shown to have made their mark on the language, and their varied contributions are all noted and explained. In addition, slang and colloquial usages are carefully labelled, and a large number of examples are included illustrating the contexts in which particular idioms are or should be used."--Jacket
The Penguin dictionary of English synonyms and antonyms by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Penguin thesaurus by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive and easy-to-use thesaurus, containing over 300,000 synonyms and antonyons, and covering standard and colloqusal english and slang
The new Penguin dictionary of abbreviations : from a to zz by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perfect babies' names by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing over 3,000 names, this book tells each name's meaning and history. This book includes tips on how to make a shortlist and advice for avoiding names that give rise to unfortunate nicknames
The New Nuttall dictionary of English synonyms and antonyms( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choose your baby's name : a dictionary of first names by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shorter slang dictionary by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From abdabs to zit From pillock (14th century) to couch potato (20th century) From She'll be apples (Australia) to the pits (USA) This new collection brings together some 5,000 contemporary slang expressions with origins in all parts of the world and spanning seven centuries. An interesting and amusing reference book, it is useful for anyone wishing to gain an insight into how people communicate with each other at the close of the twentieth century and a source of fascination to word-lovers throughout the world. Each entry has a concise and up-to-date definition. This is often accompanied by an example of the slang in common use along with the date of its introduction into the English language
Shorter dictionary of catch phrases : from the work of Eric Partridge and Paul Beale by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

18 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection will appeal to everyone who has ever wondered about the origin of phrases like "all part of life's rich pattern" and "long time no see". It covers a wide range of catch phrases in current use in all parts of the English-speaking world. Most entries are drawn from the second edition of Eric Partridge's Dictionary of Catch Phrases (second edition, edited by Paul Beale), but have been completely rewritten in the light of recent research, and there are many additions. 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The complete guide to grammar by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good word guide : the fast way to correct English - spelling, punctuation, grammar and usage by Martin H Manser( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English language continues to change, and new usage can be problematic. With this edition of the 'Good Word Guide', editor Martin Manser provides practical guidance and accessible information
Bloomsbury good word guide( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Macmillan guide to English grammar by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Use this work to improve your English, and learn how the language really works. The book guides the reader through the essentials, and is suitable for anyone who wants to brush up on their grammar knowledge
A dictionary of nursing by E. A Martin( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approximately 8500 entries to terminology used "by nurses, therapists, radiographers, and those in similar professions." Concise definitions with pronunciation indicated. Also gives biographical notations, trade names of drugs, and acronyms. Miscellaneous appendixes
The Penguin thesaurus by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabet soup : an A to Z of abbreviations by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new book provides explanations for over 8,000 entries, and covers the full range of subject areas including law, computing, aviation, politics and medicine, as well as chemical symbols and txt msgs. From GDP to WHO and CPR to IMHO, this book will give you the meaning of every abbreviation you ever wondered about
Chambers dictionary of foreign words and phrases( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Facts on File dictionary of proverbs
Alternative Names
Fergusson

Fergusson, Rosalind 1953-

Fu-ko-sen, Lo-sha-lin-te

Languages
English (273)

Chinese (2)

French (1)

Covers
The Penguin rhyming dictionaryThe Penguin dictionary of proverbsThe Cassell dictionary of English idiomsThe Penguin dictionary of English synonyms and antonymsThe new Penguin thesaurusThe new Penguin dictionary of abbreviations : from a to zzPerfect babies' namesChoose your baby's name : a dictionary of first names