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Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
by Mark Forsyth
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PublisherBerkley
Release Date2013-10-01 (added to CC 10 Nov)
Amazon Sales Rank122,521
Do you wake up feeling rough? Then youíre philogrobolized.

Find yourself pretending to work? Thatís fudgelling.

And this could lead to rizzling, if you feel sleepy after lunch. Though you are sure to become a sparkling deipnosopbist by dinner. Just donít get too vinomadefied; a drunk dinner companion is never appreciated.


The Horologicon (or book of hours) contains the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to what hour of the day you might need them. From Mark Forsyth, the author of the #1 international bestseller, The Etymologicon, comes a book of weird words for familiar situations. From ante-jentacular to snudge by way of quafftide and wamblecropt, at last you can say, with utter accuracy, exactly what you mean.



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