Nicknames of Places: Origins and Meanings of the Alternate and Secondary Names, Sobriquets, Titles, Epithets and Slogans for 4600 Places Wo: Origins ... and Slogans for 4600 Places Worldwide

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9780786466238: Nicknames of Places: Origins and Meanings of the Alternate and Secondary Names, Sobriquets, Titles, Epithets and Slogans for 4600 Places Wo: Origins ... and Slogans for 4600 Places Worldwide
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This new dictionary is devoted to over 4,500 secondary place names. The entries are arranged alphabetically by secondary name and include the place's real name, its location, and an explanation of the secondary name with one or more quotations documenting its use.

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"an outstanding and unique ready-reference work, this volume is a superb source for hard-to-find information. Highly recommended"--Booklist; "recommended"--Choice; "the quality of the book is high"--ARBA; "well-organized...comprehensive'--C&RL News.

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The late Adrian Room was a noted toponymist and onomastician. The author of more than 50 reference books about words and names, he lived in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

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