Concise Scots Dictionary

Author: Mairi Robinson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781902930015

Category: Reference

Page: 819

View: 7243

"No area of the world has been viewed by Americans with greater moral disapproval and yet less attention than southern Africa," writes Anthony Lake in the introduction to The "Tar Baby" Option. Feeling that there is much to be learned from an examination of the American response to the Rhodesian problem, he offers a detailed account of America's Southern Rhodesia policy since the Smith government's unilateral declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1965. The book provides information essential to an understanding of the American approach to the current crisis in the region. The author's use of previously undisclosed materials and interviews with U.S. foreign policymakers gives the reader an inside look not only at the Rhodesian question but also at the politics of American foreign policy.

Concise Scots Dictionary

Author: Scottish Language Dictionaries

Publisher: EUP

ISBN: 9781474432313


Page: 912

View: 1135

First published in 1985, the Concise Scots Dictionary offers a comprehensive single-volume reference. This new edition is the result of thirty years' research and has been revised and updated throughout to reflect modern Scots usage, alongside coverage of older Scots. Combining accessible style, clear layout and durable hardback format, this is a user-friendly and robust dictionary that you can turn to again and again for reference and enjoyment. The dictionary contains: Over 40,000 headwords: 23,000 full entries and 17,000 cross-references Over 1100 words and usages new for this edition, including coverage of Orkney and Shetland Scots Comprehensive coverage of variant spellings and regional forms, including Ulster Scots Extensive cross-referencing allows easy navigation Updated and extended pronunciation information Information on grammar and register shows how and when to use the words Inflected forms, including verb tenses Field labels indicate where a word belongs to a specialist domain Thousands of idioms, phrases, and proverbs Improved and extended information on etymologies Extensive coverage of language, from older Scots to modern-day usage

Concise English-Scots Dictionary

Author: Iseabail Macleod,Pauline Cairns,Scottish National Dictionary Association

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781902930046

Category: Reference

Page: 302

View: 451

A unique dictionary with 15,000 English-Scots entries.

The Concise Dictionary of Scottish Words and Phrases

Author: Betty Kirkpatrick,Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick

Publisher: travelcom press

ISBN: 9781905102884

Category: Scots language

Page: 160

View: 9925

The Scots language, like its people, has survived years of influence and change. This volume captures something of the spirit of Scotland with a broad selection of Scots words and phrases that are most likely still to be in use today.

The Essential Scots Dictionary

Scots-English, English-Scots

Author: Iseabail Macleod,Pauline Cairns

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748622016

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 370

View: 9776

The Essential Scots Dictionary (Scots-English/English-Scots) is designed to encourage the use of Scots in schools and to provide support in the classroom. It is also a useful compact reference book for anyone seeking information on Scots. This two-way dictionary provides: modern Scots, with some literary words likely to be met in stories or poems; notes on how to get the most out of your dictionary; grammar notes and verb lists; spelling guidance; help with pronunciation; and a brief history of the Scots language.

The Auld Scots Dictionary

A Concise History of Scottish Words, Their Meaning and Origins

Author: Charles Mackay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781852170011

Category: Scots language

Page: 294

View: 7159


A Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable

Author: Ian Crofton

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: 9781841589770

Category: History

Page: 515

View: 1312

This authoritative, entertaining and eminently browsable reference book, arranged in easily accessible A-Z format, is an absorbing and imaginative feast of Scottish lore, language, history and culture, from the mythical origins of the Scots in Scythia to the contemporary Scotland of the Holywood parliament and Trainspotting.The Tartan Tories rub shoulders with Torry girls, the Misery from the Manse exchanges a nod with Stalin's Granny, Thomas the Rhymer and the Wizard of Reay walk hand in hand with Bible John, and the reader is taken for a rollercoaster ride round Caledonia, from Furry Boots City to the Costa Clyde, via the Cold Shoulder of Scotland, the West Lothian Alps and the Reykjavik of the South. The result is a breathtaking and quirky celebration of Scotland, packed with fact and anecdote.

Reading the OED

One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages

Author: Ammon Shea

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440634483

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 7148

An obsessive word lover's account of reading the entire Oxford English Dictionary, hailed as "the Super Size Me of lexicography." "I'm reading the OED so you don't have to," says Ammon Shea on his slightly masochistic journey to scale the word lover's Mount Everest: the Oxford English Dictionary. In 26 chapters filled with sharp wit, sheer delight, and a documentarian's keen eye, Shea shares his year inside the OED, delivering a hair-pulling, eye-crossing account of reading every word.

Collins Mini English Dictionary

Author: Collins Dictionaries

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007532063

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 704

View: 9168

This new edition of Collins Mini English Dictionary, in colour, is fully up-to-date, including the most popular new words to enter the English language.Collins Mini English Dictionary is the ideal portable companion for all. The handy little dictionary gives you practical, applied knowledge in your pocket. It contains clear definitions for all the words you need on a daily basis and provides tips on spelling, and help with difficult pronunciations. The clear colour layout makes the content easily accessible and suitable for immediate use. Includes a brand new supplement tackling problems of style and etiquette in everything from letters to emails to social media sites.


Author: George 1753-1840 Gleig,Colin Ca 1745-1793 Macfarquhar,Andrew 1726-1809 Bell

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781363089239

Category: History

Page: 530

View: 7135

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Scots Thesaurus

Author: Iseabail Macleod,Scottish National Dictionary Association

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781902930039

Category: Reference

Page: 536

View: 310

Of late, religion seems to be everywhere, suffusing U.S. politics and popular culture and acting as both a unifying and a divisive force. This collection of manifestos, Supreme Court decisions, congressional testimonies, speeches, articles, book excerpts, pastoral letters, interviews, song lyrics, memoirs, and poems reflects the vitality, diversity, and changing nature of religious belief and practice in American public and private life over the last half century. Encompassing a range of perspectives, this book illustrates the ways in which individuals from all along the religious and political spectrum have engaged religion and viewed it as a crucial aspect of society. The anthology begins with documents that reflect the close relationship of religion, especially mainline Protestantism, to essential ideas undergirding Cold War America. Covering both the center and the margins of American religious life, this volume devotes extended attention to how issues of politics, race, gender, and sexuality have influenced the religious mainstream. A series of documents reflects the role of religion and theology in the civil rights, feminist, and gay rights movements as well as in conservative responses. Issues regarding religion and contemporary American culture are explored in documents about the rise of the evangelical movement and the religious right; the impact of "new" (post-1965) immigrant communities on the religious landscape; the popularity of alternative, New Age, and non-Western beliefs; and the relationship between religion and popular culture. The editors conclude with selections exploring major themes of American religious life at the millennium, including both conservative and New Age millennialism, as well as excerpts that speculate on the future of religion in the United States. The documents are grouped by theme into nine chapters and arranged chronologically therein. Each chapter features an extensive introduction providing context for and analysis of the critical issues raised by the primary sources.

The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women

Author: Elizabeth Ewan,Rose Pipes,Sin Reynolds,Jane Rendall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781474436281

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 7825

This is a fully revised and extended edition of a highly regarded reference work that illuminates the lives of Scottish women in history. The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Womenexpands on the previous edition with over 180 additional entries on women who died before 2018, and with 40 new photographs as well as a much extended thematic index. The new material covers a range of time periods, with an emphasis on the more recent past. With fascinating lives on every page, the Dictionary offers concise entries that illustrate the lives of Scottish women from the distant past to the early twenty-first century, as well as the worldwide Scottish diaspora. Written by authors with particular knowledge of their subjects, the book provides a lively narrative of how women's actions and influence have helped to shape Scotland's national identity.


Author: Martin L. Sternberg

Publisher: Collins Reference

ISBN: 9780062700520

Category: Reference

Page: 1184

View: 1315

A wealth of entries representing the signs of American Sign Language, with illustrations, descriptions, cross-references and bibliography. "The most complete dictionary of sign language ever published." -- National Association of the Deaf

The Concise Roget's International Thesaurus, Revised and Updated, 7th Edition

Author: Barbara Ann Kipfer

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780061961076

Category: Reference

Page: 1040

View: 7705

A classic reference book that has been used by millions all over the world, Roget’s International Thesaurus is the product of more than a century and a half of continual expansion, reorganization, and improvement. Today this book is not only the most time-tested and bestselling thesaurus ever, but, newly revised, it is also the most up-to-date and comprehensive reflection of the English language as it is currently used. The revolutionary achievement of Dr. Peter Mark Roget’s first edition in 1852 was the development of a brand-new principle: the arrangement of words and phrases according to their meanings. Dr. Roget’s system brings together in one place all the terms associated with a single thought or concept; it allows a wide-ranging survey of language within a book of relatively modest size, without the space-consuming repetitions that so severely limit the scope of thesauruses arranged in a dictionary format with A-to-Z entries. This brilliant organization makes Roget’s International Thesaurus both the most efficient word finder and a cutting-edge aid in stimulating thought, organizing ideas, and writing and speaking more clearly and effectively. This revised and updated seventh edition features thousands of new words and phrases, including the newest slang words and expressions that color and inform everyday language. At the same time, it retains all the hallmarks that have made Roget’s International Thesaurus the most popular word reference book next to the dictionary.

Shut Yer Pus

The Wee Book of Scottish Slang

Author: Scott Simpson

Publisher: Black & White Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781845020361

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 7848

Ever taken a 'beamer' because someone has called you a 'numpty'? Or maybe you can't work out why 'bluenoses' and 'left-fitters' can never see eye to eye? This book reveals the true meanings of some of the more obscure Scots words and phrases, putting a smile on even the most 'petted-lipped coupon'.

Collins English Dictionary & Grammar

Author: Collins Dictionaries,Jeremy Butterfield

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008158491


Page: 992

View: 8819

The all-in-one guide to using English, including all the words, phrases, and definitions you need and a unique full grammar of English to answer all those tricky questions. Language notes help you choose the right word and the easy-to-use layout allows you to find what you're looking for quickly. Specially tailored to meet your needs at home, school, and in the office, the Collins English Dictionary and Grammar has comprehensive definitions and word tips to provide help with English usage. With this dictionary you can find all the words and definitions you need, as it boasts a comprehensive coverage of the language we use every day. It also contains the latest words to enter the language. The clear layout ensures you can find the words you need quickly. With an invaluable Grammar of English written by the Editor of Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage, you will find all the answers to those lingering doubts on the English language.