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Horsefeathers and Other Curious Words

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If readers have ever wondered why the candy is called butterscotch; why a certain Southern food is called a hushpuppy; or why log supports in a fireplace are known as andirons, or, sometimes, firedogs; then they'll be fascinated by the origins of the over 600 words discussed in "a book that gets curiouser and curiouser as it goes along" ("San Francisco Chronicle").

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Horsefeathers: & Other Curious Words
2002, William Morrow & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060513375

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Horsefeathers and Other Curious Words
1994, Harper Paperbacks, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780062733535

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Horsefeathers and Other Curious Words
1986, Harper Perennial, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060913526

60th Perennial Library edition

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