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The Reverend Guppy's Aquarium

Or How Jules Leotard, Adolphe Sax, Roy Jacuzzi and Co. Immortalised Their Names in the Dictionary

The Reverend Guppy's Aquarium( )
Author: Dodd, Philip
ISBN:978-0-09-950572-3
Publication Date:Jul 2009
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Arrow
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $32.99
Book Description:

How did the Texas cattle rancher Samuel A. Maverick end up contributing his name to the language? What is the connection between a rather unflattering item of clothing and the French trapeze artist Jules Leotard? Which filling did the Earl of Sandwich opt for when he made his great culinary invention? And was there really a Sir Oswald Binge whose week-long feasts were notorious for their excess?The Reverend Guppy's Aquarium answers these and many other questions drawn from the remoter...
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Book Details
Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: Family & Relationships / Baby Names
Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Etymology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.1 x 19.8 x 1.8 cm
Book Weight:0.188 Kilograms



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