SWINGING THE LEAD AND SPIKING HIS GUNS.

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190 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785816127 Reproductions of vintage b&w illustrations. "Drawing on the language of the fighting man throughout the ages, this A-Z collection of popular idioms and turns of phrase delves into the origin and evolution of expressions now used in common language which came into being on the battlefield, the gun-deck, and more recently, in the air. So to find out what it means to 'swear like a trooper', when something's 'gone for a Burton', browse through this fascinating collection and discover the history of hundreds of similar words and phrases." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Near Fine/Fine

Title: SWINGING THE LEAD AND SPIKING HIS GUNS.

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Categories: Military - General,

Publisher: Castle, (Edison, New Jersey, 2002), Ist American edition.:

Seller ID: 24047

Keywords: Sayings, Language, Idioms, Phrases, Word origins, Naval, Expressions, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen.,