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Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers

Dewdroppers, Waldos, and Slackers

A Decade-by-Decade Guide to the Vanishing Vocabulary of the Twentieth Century

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York, NY, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationxv; 239p.
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25420983M
ISBN 100195161467
LC Control NumberPE2838.O880 2003

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