Dictionary of the American West
By (author) Win Blevins
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Dictionary of the American West by Win Blevins
Book DescriptionDid you ever need to spell "dogie" (as in, get-along-little) or need to know what a "sakey" is? This is the book that can tell you how to spell, pronounce, and define over 5,000 terms relative to the American West.Want to know what a "breachy" cow is? Turn to page 43 to learn that it's an adjective used to describe a cow that has a tendency to find her way through fences where she isn't supposed to be. It describes some teenagers we know!Spend hours perusing the dictionary at random, or read straight through to get a flavor of the West from its beginnings to contemporary days. Laced with photographs and maps, the "Dictionary of the American West" will make you sound like an expert on all things western, even if you don't know a dingus from a dinner plate.Compiled of words brought into English from Native Americans, emigrants, Mormons, Hispanics, migrant workers, loggers, and fur trappers, the dictionary opens up history and culture in an enchanting way. From "Aarigaa!" to "zopilote," "the Dictionary of the American West" is a "valuable book, a treasure for any literate American's library." - Tony Hillerman.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780875653730
(229mm x 152mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Texas Christian University Press,U.S.
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Win Blevins
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Buffalo, Hardback (June 2005)» View all books by Win Blevins
Look West to 40,000 years of Buffalo in culture and the natural world.
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Author Biography - Win Blevins
WIN BLEVINS is an award-winning author of thirteen books, including Give Your Heart to the Hawks, Stone Song, and Ravenshadow. He lives in Utah's Canyonlands.
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