The Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs

The Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs

Book - 2002
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A proverb is a saying, usually short, that expresses a general truth about life. Proverbs give advice, make an observation, or present a lesson in a succinct and memorable way. The Facts On File Dictionary of Proverbs includes more than 1,500 English-language proverbs that are widely recognized today. Arranged alphabetically, entries provide the meaning of each proverb, the date it was first recorded, variant forms of the proverb, other proverbs that are similar and opposite to it in meaning, and examples of the proverb's use.
Publisher: New York : Checkmark Books, c2002
ISBN: 9780816046072
Branch Call Number: 398.9 Manser
082 M286
Characteristics: viii, 440 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Fergusson, Rosalind
Alternative Title: Dictionary of proverbs


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