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Title:Ship to Shore : A Dictionary of Everyday Words and Phrases Derived from the Sea
Price:AUD$19.95 (about USD$15.70)
ISBN:9780071440271
Item ID:P002-0001571
Quantity:1
Publisher:International Marine, Ohio, USA, 2004
Edition:1st
Binding:Soft cover
Condition:Fine
International Marine, 2004, Soft cover, Book Condition: Fine, 1st

456 pages. An excellent copy. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges are clean, neat and free of foxing. Items are shipped same day or next business day and are shipped directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: You've probably used the expression " to let the cat out of the bag". Or you might have been " taken aback" or stuck with something "to the bitter end". But perhaps you didn't know that we owe these common expressions to mariners of generations past. Ship to Shore uncovers the nautical origins of words and phrases we use in everyday speech. From hardy Nantucket whalers to Elizabethan sea dogs, from grizzled Nova Scotia fishermen to crews of the great clipper ships, sailing men have made remarkable contributions to the English language. While providing definitions and word origins, this volume is anecdotal in tone and recounts tales of such famous seafaring men as Sir Francis Drake and Captain cook. Ship to Shore paints a vivid picture of the seaman's daily life and honours the rich cultural heritage of the seafaring tradition. Anyone interested in the history of the English language of the history of the sea will find this book, informative, intriguing, and very entertaining. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Dictionaries, History; ISBN: 0071440275. ISBN/EAN: 9780071440271. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0001571.
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