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A word to the wise : traditional advice and old country ways, Ruth Binney., (ebook)

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A word to the wise : traditional advice and old country ways
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A word to the wise
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traditional advice and old country ways
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Ruth Binney.
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Language
eng
Summary
If you've ever wondered whether carrots improve your vision (they do) and why elephants have great memories, consult A Word to the Wise. You'll discover that it's never too late to learn from a proverb or an old wives' tale. This captivating book is a fascinating compilation of age-old expressions and customs, and its insights cover everything from health tips and kitchen tricks to gardening know-how and hints for predicting the weather. Folklorist Ruth Binney explains the truth behind such traditions as polishing windows with newspaper and blowing out birthday candles in a single breath. She also discusses whether classic adages are still relevant or, like eating oysters only in "R" months, their truths have faded with the passage of time. This charmingly illustrated volume of enduring wisdom makes a splendid keepsake as well as a fine gift
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Midwest
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Binney, Ruth
Dewey number
640.2
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Country life
  • Home economics
  • Gardening
  • Electronic books
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adult
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A word to the wise : traditional advice and old country ways, Ruth Binney., (ebook)
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text
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780486839745
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12363087
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MWT12363087
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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A word to the wise : traditional advice and old country ways, Ruth Binney., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486839745
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12363087
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12363087
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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