Logodaedaly, or Sleight-of-wordsBook - 2011
"What is a balanoid? Who carries an ombrifuge into a storm? How is a filipendulous city destroyed? These and other fabulous questions are found in Logodaedaly, or, Sleight-of-Words: a dictionary of the imagination. Within its pages, young author Erzsébet Gilbert has delved into the history of the English language to unearth a host of forgotten, quirky, obsolete and utterly bizarre words, and created a phrasebook like no other. It is a dictionary whose entries are not merely words, but the fantastical stories and wild musings behind them--a dictionary of two-headed serpents and royal assassins, warrior birds and people on the moon, specters and true love"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Fort Collins, Colo. : Wolverine Farm Pub., c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 427 G373L 2011
Characteristics: 285 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Alternative Title: Sleight-of-words