WorldCat Identities

Knowles, Elizabeth (Elizabeth M.)

Works: 9 works in 148 publications in 2 languages and 6,986 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Quotations  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Terms and phrases  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN6080, 082
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Knowles
The Oxford dictionary of phrase and fable by Elizabeth Knowles( Book )

36 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 2,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries identify more than twenty thousand people, places, expressions, and specialized terms from throughout the world, along with lists of related items that are considered as part of a group, and celebrated dying words
The Oxford dictionary of modern quotations by Elizabeth Knowles( Book )

58 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles over five thousand quotations from the beginning of the twentieth century into the twenty-first century from a diverse group of authors including Rudy Giuliani, Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, and Walt Disney
The Oxford dictionary of new words by Elizabeth Knowles( Book )

36 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each entry explains the meaning of the world, and is illustrated by quotations mainly from newspapers, magazines and popular fiction. It gives the date of the earliest recorded usage, and describes how the word entered the language
How to read a word by Elizabeth Knowles( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to investigating various aspects of individual words, such as their meaning, date of first use, and spelling, with research tools, resources, and examples
What they didn't say : a book of misquotations( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entertaining and thought-provoking book for language buffs and anyone interested in quotations, What They Didn't Say sifts through more than one hundred and fifty misquotations, incorrect attributions, and apocryphal remarks to reveal the origins of the quotes. Organized in an accessible A-Z format, quotes range from "Actors are cattle" (Alfred Hitchcock) to "You dirty rat!" (James Cagney) and span from the classical world right up to the present day
The concise Oxford dictionary of phrase and fable( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford dictionary of quotations by Oxford University Press( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations is acclaimed for its broad and authoritative coverage. Now with 20,000 quotations, this major new edition has been brought fully up to date, whilst traditional areas of coverage have been enhanced. Particular areas such as world religions and classical Greek and Latin literature have been improved, and proverbs and nursery rhymes are also included. In addition, there are new sections bringing together Advertising slogans, Epitaphs, Film lines, Misquotations, and other special categories of topical and related quotes." "With a new thematic index, which allows you to browse through the best quotations on a given subject, more background information, an extensive keyword index, and cross-references to quotations about authors, you will easily be able to find quotations for all occasions, and identify who said what, where, and when. Book jacket."--Jacket
Lexicography and the OED : pioneers in the untrodden forest( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history sets out to explore the pioneering endeavours in both lexicography and lexicology which led to the making of the first English dictionary published by Oxford
Geologie und Lagerstätten Niedersachsens by August Knowles( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.27 for What they ... to 0.94 for Geologie u ...)

The Oxford dictionary of phrase and fable
Alternative Names
Knowles, Elizabeth.

Knowles Elizabeth M.

English (145)

German (2)

The Oxford dictionary of modern quotationsThe Oxford dictionary of new wordsHow to read a wordWhat they didn't say : a book of misquotationsThe concise Oxford dictionary of phrase and fableLexicography and the OED : pioneers in the untrodden forest