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Fergusson, Rosalind

Overview
Works: 127 works in 445 publications in 3 languages and 7,877 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Sayings  Terms and phrases  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Redactor
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 )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 1,906 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 )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 1,717 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 )

48 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 737 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 )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 429 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
Shorter slang dictionary by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new collection brings together some 5,000 contemporary slang expressions originating in all parts of the English-speaking world. It gives clear, concise definitions of each word, with examples of their use and additional information
Shorter dictionary of catch phrases : from the work of Eric Partridge and Paul Beale by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 262 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 Penguin dictionary of English synonyms and antonyms by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete guide to grammar by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many people find English grammar daunting: if you are one of them, then this is the book for you. The Complete Guide to Grammar is an indispensible guide for all native English speakers who were not taught formal grammar, and who have ever wondered about the correct use of a word or phrase. It is also an invaluable learning tool for students of English of lower intermediate standard and above. The book deals with each area of grammar in a concise, readable manner, providing relevant examples. Each topic is explained in a self-contained two-page section, highlighting mistakes commonly made within each area of grammar, and there is also a full glossary of grammatical terms indispensible to any intelligent discussion of grammar, together with a comprehensive index for ease of use. If you have ever hesitated to confidently split an infinitive, or wondered to whom you should address yourself, this book is for you!
The new Penguin thesaurus by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 186 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
Perfect babies' names by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 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 Penguin dictionary of abbreviations : from a to zz by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and French and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Nuttall dictionary of English synonyms and antonyms( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 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 129 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
Good word guide : answers everyday language problems by Martin H Manser( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our language is changing faster than ever before, thanks to the influence of the media, e-mail, the Internet and text messaging. Modern communications are breaking down distinctions between formal and informal English, raising ever more questions as to how to speak and write correctly. This fully updated edition of the bestselling Good Word Guide offers information and advice on spelling, grammar, punctuation, pronunciation, confusables and the latest buzzwords, and provides clear, straightforward answers to everyday language problems. With a foreword by Martin Cutts, Research Direct
Bloomsbury good word guide( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 103 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 Elizabeth Martin( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 76 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 held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chambers dictionary of foreign words and phrases( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Penguin rhyming dictionary
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The Penguin rhyming dictionaryThe Penguin dictionary of proverbsThe Cassell dictionary of English idiomsShorter slang dictionaryShorter dictionary of catch phrases : from the work of Eric Partridge and Paul BealeThe Penguin dictionary of English synonyms and antonymsThe complete guide to grammarThe new Penguin thesaurus
Alternative Names
Fergusson

Fergusson, Rosalind 1953-

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

Languages
English (288)

Chinese (1)

French (1)