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Western Canadian dictionary and phrase book

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Published by University of Alberta Press in Edmonton .
Written in English



  • Canada, Western


  • Canadianisms -- Canada, Western -- Dictionaries.,
  • Cowboys -- Language.

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Edition Notes

Statement[John Sandilands].
LC ClassificationsPE3237 .S3 1977
The Physical Object
Pagination51 p. :
Number of Pages51
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4297037M
ISBN 100888640218
LC Control Number78325287

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