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Fergusson, Rosalind

Overview
Works: 108 works in 381 publications in 3 languages and 8,270 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, sze
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 )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,858 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 )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 1,461 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 )

43 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 770 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 )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 331 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 )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2002 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 197 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 )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 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 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 175 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 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shorter slang dictionary by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 166 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 )

18 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridged version of Eric Partridge's Dictionary of Catch Phrases, concentrating on those phrases in current use in the English-speaking world. The rewritten entries are in an accessible style, with some additions
The complete guide to grammar by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloomsbury good word guide( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassell's dictionary of English idioms by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 109 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
Good word guide : the fast way to correct English - spelling, punctuation, grammar and usage by Martin H Manser( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 81 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
A dictionary of nursing by E. A Martin( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 78 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
Alphabet soup : an A to Z of abbreviations by Rosalind Fergusson( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 72 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
The Penguin thesaurus( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 62 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 (247)

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 thesaurusPerfect babies' namesThe new Penguin dictionary of abbreviations : from a to zzChoose your baby's name : a dictionary of first names