A Compendium of Collective Nouns: From an Armory of by Woop Studios, Jay Sacher

By Woop Studios, Jay Sacher

This illustrated advisor compiles over 2,000 collective nouns and brings them to existence in stunningly colourful, photograph art from the layout dynamos at Woop Studios. Chock-full of treasures of the English language, the range of phrases gathered the following covers subject matters from crops and animals (a parade of elephants, a humiliation of pandas) to humans and issues (a pomposity of professors, an exultation of fireworks) and variety from the known (a satisfaction of lions) to the downright vague (an ooze of amoebas). Pronunciations, definitions, etymologies, and old anecdotes make this pretty booklet an exciting learn, a standout reference, and a visible deal with. Language fans and paintings appreciators alike should be captivated through this gem, wealthy in notice and photograph.

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LEAR. My lady's father! my lord's knave: you whoreson dog! you slave! you cur! OSWALD. I am none of these, my lord; I beseech your pardon. LEAR. Do you bandy looks with me, you rascal? ] OSWALD. I'll not be struck, my lord. Thesaurus bandy: (v) exchange, agitate, band, default; (v) ignore, fail, overlook, miscreant, knave, scoundrel, scamp, miss, forget, drop; (n) carelessness, shuttlecock, argue, debate, shuffle, rogue, varlet, vagabond, brat. brandish, change bands, flap; (n) omission. ANTONYMS: (n) unkindness: (n) heartlessness, bander.

LEAR. --But where's my fool? I have not seen him this two days. KNIGHT. Since my young lady's going into France, sir, the fool hath much pined away. LEAR. ] Go you, call hither my fool. ] O, you, sir, you, come you hither, sir: who am I, sir? OSWALD. My lady's father. LEAR. My lady's father! my lord's knave: you whoreson dog! you slave! you cur! OSWALD. I am none of these, my lord; I beseech your pardon. LEAR. Do you bandy looks with me, you rascal? ] OSWALD. I'll not be struck, my lord. Thesaurus bandy: (v) exchange, agitate, band, default; (v) ignore, fail, overlook, miscreant, knave, scoundrel, scamp, miss, forget, drop; (n) carelessness, shuttlecock, argue, debate, shuffle, rogue, varlet, vagabond, brat.

Murder! help! KENT. Strike, you slave; stand, rogue, stand; you neat slave, strike! ] OSWALD. Help, ho! murder! murder! ] EDMUND. How now! What's the matter? Thesaurus bitch: (n, v) gripe, moan; (n) harlot, heinous, monster, immense, gigantic, beef, slut, shrew, trollop, kick, hen, grievous, ugly, flagitious, dreadful; cunt; (v) complain. (adj, v) grotesque. ANTONYMS: (adj) carbonado: (n) carbonade, carbonate, tiny, minute, beautiful, good, small, bort, meat, diamond, carbon, lovely, attractive.

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