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Grenville Kleiser: Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases


e.g., "ostensible occupation", "His heart was full of enterprise", "It is a perfectly plain proposition". Lazyweb request: do some datamining, find out how common these phrases are and where Kleiser probably found them.

1905: Alice in Wonderland, Retold in Words of One Syllable


Note to Mrs J. C. Gorham: the addition of hyphens does not make "Cat-er-pil-lar" four one-syllable words. What an odd little book.

Small things, links and miscellany, sparkling with light. Sam's tumblelog.

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