The Resource Now you know, volume 4, Doug Lennox, (ebook)

Now you know, volume 4, Doug Lennox, (ebook)

Label
Now you know, volume 4
Title
Now you know, volume 4
Statement of responsibility
Doug Lennox
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Language
eng
Summary
Building on the success of his previous bestsellers, Now You Know, Now You Know More, and Now You Know Almost Everything, this fourth volume is headed straight for the bestseller list! It is Doug Lennox at his best as he masterfully dispenses the answers to quirky questions, never losing sight of the joy of discovering the "why" of ordinary things. Discover the fascinating histories behind people, places, and words: WHY DO WE SAY THAT SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN TREATED BADLY HAS BEEN "HUNG OUT TO DRY"? Discipline on early British sailing ships was necessary but often extreme. The cat-o'-nine-tails left sailors scarred for life, but keelhauling (tying a victim with a rope and pulling him under a ship) was feared most. If the prisoner survived, he was suspended from a yardarm where he was left hanging for a predetermined period of time. WHY IS A MILITARY DINING HALL CALLED A "MESS"? The term goes back to the Middle Ages, when British sailors began calling their meagre and often grub-infested meals a "mess." It evolved into meaning the general area where the sailors gathered to eat. Later it referred to a specific area where men gathered to eat, drink, and socialize
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Midwest
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Lennox, Doug
Dewey number
031./02
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Book of answers
Series volume
4
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  • Questions and answers
  • Curiosities and wonders
Target audience
adult
Label
Now you know, volume 4, Doug Lennox, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781459718173
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11818165
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remote
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11818165
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MWT11818165
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Now you know, volume 4, Doug Lennox, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781459718173
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11818165
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11818165
System control number
MWT11818165
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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