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The \"Phrase Finder\" - gives meanings & origins of phrases
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Patricia Posadas  Identity Verified
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Aug 8, 2002

Just came across a site that gives \"Meanings and Origins of Phrases\"

http://phrases.shu.ac.uk/meanings/a-1.html





Ex:

\"To bandy words\"



Meaning

To argue fervently.

Origin

The Irish game bandy is a ferocious ball game in which the ball is played to and fro with sticks. Earlier, in John Webster\'s The White Devil, 1612, the term was applied to tennis, or at that date more probably real tennis. \'He had been bandying at tennis\'.





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Elías Sauza  Identity Verified
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Gracias Aug 8, 2002

Digno de agregarse a mis favoritos.



Elías Sauza


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Gabriela Frazao  Identity Verified
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Excelente ! Aug 8, 2002

Muito obrigada.

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Parrot  Identity Verified
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¡Estupendo, Patricia! Aug 8, 2002

Muchas gracias!

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Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
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Gracias Patricia Aug 9, 2002

Muy buena...Estuve leyendo un par de cosas interesantes.



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José Luis Villanueva-Senchuk  Identity Verified
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Many thanks :-)! Aug 12, 2002

Hola Patricia,



Good one...



Cheers,



JL


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