An Exaltation of Larks: The Ultimate Edition

An Exaltation of Larks: The Ultimate Edition by James Lipton 0140170960 9780140170962
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If youve ever wondered whether familiar terms like a pride of lions or a string of ponies were only the tip of a linguistic iceberg, An Exaltation of Larks provides the definitive answer. This classic collection of collective nouns includes more than 1,100 equally pithy, and often poetic, terms - some resurrected from the Books of Venery that were the constant study of fifteenth-century gentlemen; some (a blur of Impressionists, a score of bachelors) more recently minted. Here too is a game for readers inspired to invent their own terms of venery. Infectious in spirit and beautifully illustrated with more than 250 witty engravings, An Exaltation of Larks is a word-lovers garden of delights.

Author: James Lipton

Language: English

Edition: Ultimate Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 336

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 1993-11-01


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