Logodaedaly, or Sleight-of-words

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Wolverine Farm Pub.,
Pub. Date:
2011.
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1st ed.
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English
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What is a "balanoid"? Who carries an "ombrifuge" into a storm? How is a "filipendulous" city destroyed? These and other fabulous questions are found in Logodædaly, or, Sleight-of-Words: a dictionary of the imagination . Within its pages, young author Erzsébet Gilbert has delved into the history of the English language to unearth a host of forgotten, quirky, obsolete and utterly bizarre words, and created a phrasebook like no other. It is a dictionary whose entries are not merely words, but the fantastical stories and wild musings behind them-a dictionary of two-headed serpents and royal assassins, warrior birds and people on the moon, specters and true love.As vividly antiquated as it is experimental, the ornately designed book features the original images-from dragons to hummingbirds-of artist Sherise Talbott, illuminations whose intricacy and style might have emerged from the museums of centuries ago. Through Logodaedaly one might not learn an everyday vocabulary, but beyond A and Z the reader finds that the meaning of a word is always much more than it seems.
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