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The Macquarie Dictionary

New or Used: 2 copies from $69.85
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The fourth edition features: - * over 112,000 headwords covering English as it is used in Australia, from the colourfully colloquial to the highly technical - * etymologies for some of the more interesting phrases in English. Where does 'on his Pat Malone' come from? And what about 'the life of Riley'? - * hundreds of new words and senses. Words are constantly coming into use in Australian English, from many different sources. They are picked up through our extensive reading program and our consultant specialists - * illustrative material from Ozcorp, Macquarie's database of Australian writing, which is being increased and updated - * Macquarie and the ABC have co-operated in a project called Australian Word Map which has called on the help of Australians all over the country to identify regionalisms. Selected regionalisms have then been included in the dictionary

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