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The argot of the racetrack.

David W. Maurer

The argot of the racetrack.

by David W. Maurer

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Published by American Dialect Society in Greensboro, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Horse-racing -- Dictionaries

  • Edition Notes

    GenreDictionaries.
    SeriesPublication of the American Dialect Society,, no. 16
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1702 .A5 no. 16
    The Physical Object
    Pagination70 p.
    Number of Pages70
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6111952M
    LC Control Number52008820
    OCLC/WorldCa317586

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