By Craig Conley

Merriam-Webster, flow over!

Until now, no English dictionary ever chanced on the joys or the fascination in revealing the meanings of letters. One-Letter phrases, a Dictionary illuminates the greater than 1,000 magnificent definitions linked to each one letter within the English alphabet. for example, Conley uncovers seventy-six targeted makes use of of the letter X, the main flexible, so much published letter within the English language. utilizing evidence, figures, quotations, and etymologies, the writer presents an entire and stress-free knowing of the one-letter word.

Conley teaches us that every letter's many various meanings span a number of topics, together with science—B denotes a blood style and in addition is an emblem for boron at the periodic desk of elements—and history—in the center a long time, B was once branded on a blasphemer's brow. With the letter A, he reminds us isn't just a bra measurement, but in addition a musical note.

One-Letter phrases, a Dictionary is a wealthy, thought-provoking, and curious compendium of the myriad definitions attributed to every letter of the English alphabet. This booklet is the basic table better half, present, or reference quantity for an unlimited array of readers: wordsmiths, puzzle enthusiasts, academics, scholars, librarians, and armchair linguists will all locate One-Letter phrases, a Dictionary a must-have.

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