"a Fine Kettle of Fish" and 150 Other Animal ExpressionsUnknown - 1995
As surely as every dog has its day, nearly every animal in the kingdom has its way with our language. Best-selling author Macrone works his way through many a genus and species to shed light on how some of the more colorful and kooky animal analogies, metaphors, and fables found their way into our everyday speech. More than just a book of phrases, Animalogies is a wealth of information about the curious lives and habits of animals. Once upon a time, bad dogs were actually hung as criminals (hence "hang-dog look"), red herrings were used to foil rival huntsmen, and the information you would get straight from a horse's mouth was his age -- by looking at his teeth.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1995.
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 422 MACRONE
Characteristics: ix, 150 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.