In re-reading the chronicles of Baker Street countless obscure phrases and words leap to the eye which demand explanation. What exactly was a dark lantern? What on earth was a dog grate, a cast padre, a ribston pippin? These problematical words require investigation in the authentic Sherlockian manner. This dictionary of the obscure words and phrases in the Sherlock Holmes stories provides a fascinating insight into a gas-lit world long forgotten. Essential reading for the Holmes enthusiast!
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