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BUSINESS SPELLER

DESIGNED FOR USE IN COMMERCIAL SCHOOLS,
ACADEMIES, NORMAL SCHOOLS, HIGH SCHOOLS &
THE HIGHER GRADES OF THE COMMON SCHOOLS

By

GUSTAVUS S. KIMBALL

ALBION COLLEGE, ALBION, MICH.

THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY
INDIANAPOLIS

HARVAR
UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY

COPYRIGHT 1905

BY

THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY

PREFACE

The embarrassment which results from a lack of knowledge of correct spelling is one of the most annoying. Constant use and practice and a neverfailing watchfulness and correction make good spellers. No one ever became such by applying the few rules which we have given, but there must be a careful training of the ear as well as the eye to the right formation of the word. Orthography is learned almost altogether by the eye, therefore the teacher's drills in orthography must be of a nature to require the pupil to constantly observe the word forms and print them retentively upon the memory. Correct pronunciation is also an absolute aid to correct orthography, therefore in this work we have given the correct pronunciation and syllabication of each word.

We have endeavored to acquaint the learner with the words which are most essential to a practical education. It embraces about 5,000 words. Special attention is directed to the lessons on business and law, and synonyms and antonyms. There are also lessons devoted to the different occupations, professions, etc., which will be of special interest to all. We believe the book to contain a more exhaustive and a better classified list on these subjects than any other book published, and it cannot fail to be of special help to any student. The definitions are necessarily brief, and even meager in some instances, yet they meet the ordinary requirements.

It is hoped, therefore, that this book, embodying as it does the results of careful study and selection of words and containing all that experience has shown to be necessary, will receive the favor of teachers and students everywhere. We dedicate it to them, believing that it offers a list of studies which is far superior to any of its predecessors.

G. S. K.

Unless otherwise indicated, references are to Lessons.

Abbreviations.

Accounts and Auditors....

Agricultural Implements..
Architecture and Engineering

INDEX

Banks and Banking...

Bicycles ..

Books and Stationery

Boots and Shoes...

pages 132-141

3

6

9, 10

12

14

17

20

91

.23, 25, 27, 32, 34, 36, 39, 41, 43

page x

47
49

51

.181, 182, 183, 184, 185

188, 189

62

Brokerage (Grain and Stock)..
Business Words (Unclassified)..

Capital Letters (Rules for).
Carpets, Rugs and Draperies.
Carriages and Wagons.

China, Glassware, etc
Cities of the United States.
Cities of the World....
Coal, Iron and Steel...
Commission and Produce.

64

Dictation Exercises

.5, 13, 21, 29, 37, 116, 146

Dry Goods....

68, 72

Electrical Terms..

76, 79

81

Fish, Game and Fowl.
Foreign Words and Phrases..
Furniture and Upholstery.

54

87

89

Gasfitting and Plumbing......
Groceries and Provisions..

93

Hardware ...

Harness and Saddlery...

95, 98
100
102

Heating, Lighting and Ventilating..

Homonyms (Dictation Exercises)......44, 71, 77, 84, 86, 96, 107, 126, 137, 158

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