Dictionary of American Idioms (Russian e-text)
bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Mon Apr 11 05:04:26 UTC 2005
I recently came across a Russian e-text site <http://lib.ru/>. There are
some English texts on the site, mostly public-domain material, but one
text is notable: _A Dictionary of American Idioms_ by Adam Makkai et al.
The preface is in Russian, but the main text of the dictionary is all in
English (scanned and OCR'd):
Full text (almost 2 megs):
Looks like some serious copyright infringement, and Google finds the same
text on more than a dozen mirror sites. In any case, the selection of
idioms is rather interesting (more than 8,000 are listed) -- everything
from "Indian sign" to "drive like Jehu".
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