The Oxford Companion to the English Language
First published in 1992, "The Oxford Companion to the English Language" was described by "The Times" as an "excellent guide to the history, geography and contours of English, " one that "immediately establishes itself as a necessary book." A carefully planned shorter version of the "Oxford Companion to the English Language," this new "Concise" volume concentrates on the central themes in the language: grammar, usage, dialect, pronunciation, and the history of English. Within each theme all the key subjects are covered, and individual entries offer all the most essential information from the parent "Companion."
With nearly 2,000 articles in A-Z format the "Concise Companion" is an ideal reference for both students and general readers wanting access to the highly readable scholarship of the "Companion" in a portable and affordable volume.
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Concomitantly, the land was explored and opened up for settlement and the
stock-raising industry was developing. Squatters (stock-raisers or graziers
occupying large tracts of Crown land under lease or licence) moved inland from
the limits ...
(3) As a site for conflict between a fiction of male supremacy (the heroic male
struggle against the bush, survival against the odds, woman as a necessary
impediment partaking of the intractability of the land) and one of female
The latter implies 'hemmed-in land', such as a valley between hills on three sides
or land in a river bend. Southampton contains hamm, so means 'farm on riverside
land' (the city being located at the confluence of the Itchen and the Test), but ...
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