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By David Grambs, Ellen S. Levine

The unrivaled guide―and excellent gift―for stymied scribes and dealing wordsmiths in all places, now improved and updated.

a novel and critical reference instrument, The Describer's Dictionary―now increased and updated―has served for over two decades because the go-to source for writers who're decided to trap the realm in precisely the perfect phrases.

The dictionary makes use of a different opposite definition-to-term structure that makes it effortless to 0 in at the time period you are looking. flip to the recent part on sensory impressions, for instance, to discover brilliant phrases for "loud or jarring," akin to "grating," "harsh," "piercing," "blaring," "thunderous," "cacophonous," and "raucous." And on the finish of every part dozens of illustrative passages via amazing fiction and nonfiction authors―including Donna Tartt, Michael Lewis, Zadie Smith, Khaled Hosseini, and Paul Theroux―bring the terminology to life.

New during this edition:

• 1000's of extra definitions, phrases, and synonyms

• Brand-new different types, together with "Physical States and Symptoms," "Temperament and Behavior," "Rooms and inside Spaces," "Weather and Forces of Nature," and "The sunlight System"

• Over four hundred new quotations from books, periodicals, and electronic media through tested and emerging literary stars

• An index of the greater than six hundred authors quoted within the book

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Stonehenge was no exception. —AUBREY BURL, Great Stone Circles: Fables, Fictions, Facts Topology studies the properties that remain unchanged when shapes are deformed by twisting or stretching or squeezing. Whether a shape is square or round, large or small, is irrelevant in topology, because stretching can change those properties. Topologists ask whether a shape is connected, whether it has holes, whether it is knotted. They imagine surfaces not just in the one-, two-, and three-dimensional universes of Euclid, but in spaces of many dimensions, impossible to visualize.

LYDIA DAVIS, The End of the Story Immediately on passing through Porta del Popolo the visitor enters a square, Piazza del Popolo. Today it is an oval but at that time it was a long, narrow trapezoid converging toward the gateway and with long garden walls on either side. Facing the city, one saw the three thoroughfares thrusting deep into the town. The two triangular building sites form an effective front with two symmetrical domed churches strongly emphasizing the solid mass of the houses advancing toward the open space of the piazza.

Government Building. Extending at 45º angles from either side of the Trylon and Perisphere were the Avenue of Patriots and the Avenue of Pioneers, both of which culminated in circular plazas—the former at Bowling Green, before the IRT and BMT entrances, and the latter at Lincoln Square. —EUGENE A. SANTOMASSO, “The Design of Reason,” Dawn of a New Day: The New York World’s Fair, 1939–1940 (Helen A. ) For the structural supports Wright devised dendriform (tree-shaped) columns with elongated tapered shafts carrying broad flat disks.

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