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By Woop Studios, Jay Sacher

ISBN-10: 1452108234

ISBN-13: 9781452108230

This illustrated consultant compiles over 2,000 collective nouns and brings them to existence in stunningly colourful, photo art from the layout dynamos at Woop Studios. Chock-full of treasures of the English language, the range of phrases gathered right here covers themes from crops and animals (a parade of elephants, a humiliation of pandas) to humans and issues (a pomposity of professors, an exultation of fireworks) and diversity from the universal (a delight of lions) to the downright imprecise (an ooze of amoebas). Pronunciations, definitions, etymologies, and ancient anecdotes make this pretty publication an exciting learn, a standout reference, and a visible deal with. Language fanatics and paintings appreciators alike should be captivated via this gem, wealthy in notice and photo.

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Unwound: devanado. upset: trastornar, indispuesta, trastorno. usual: común, general, universal, acostumbrado, habitual. —I have been down to look at that room again in daylight, for I must know the truth. When I got to the doorway at the top of the stairs I found it closed. It had been so forcibly driven against the jamb that part of the woodwork was splintered. I could see that the bolt of the lock had not been shot, but the door is fastened from the inside. —I am surely in the toils. Last night the Count asked me in the suavest tones to write three letters, one saying that my work here was nearly done, and that I should start for home within a few days, another that I was starting on the next morning from the time of the letter, and the third that I had left the castle and arrived at Bistritz.

Remiss: remiso. riot: disturbio, alboroto, ruido. shrillness: lo estridente, lo agudo. soul: alma, espíritu, ánimo. tide: marea. tied: atado. tired: cansado. uneasy: inquieto, intranquilo. wishes: anhelar, anhelo, ansiar, desear, deseo, deseos, querer, votos. Bram Stoker 29 moment. Having answered the Count’s salutation, I turned to the glass again to see how I had been mistaken. This time there could be no error, for the man was close to me, and I could see him over my shoulder. But there was no reflection of him in the mirror!

So I pulled the curtains again, and have written of this day. —I began to fear as I wrote in this book that I was getting too diffuse. But now I am glad that I went into detail from the first, for there is something so strange about this place and all in it that I cannot but feel uneasy. I wish I were safe out of it, or that I had never come. It may be that this strange night existence is telling on me, but would that that were all! If there were any one to talk to I could bear it, but there is no one.

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