Webster's Common School Dictionary: A Dictionary of the English Language : Designed for Use in Common Schools : Abridged from Webster's International Dictionary ...

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American Book Company ; Springfield, 1892 - 422 pages
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Page 422 - ... a Pronouncing Gazetteer of the World; Vocabularies of Scripture, Greek, Latin, and English Proper Names ; a Dictionary of the noted Names of Fiction ; a Brief History of the English Language ; a Dictionary of Foreign Quotations, Words, Phrases, Proverbs, &c. ; a Biographical Dictionary with 10,000 Names, &c.
Page 416 - FRGS Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. FRS Fellow of the Royal Society. FRSE Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. FRSL Fellow of the Royal Society, London; also Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. FSA Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.
Page 422 - It is a thorough revision of the authentic "Unabridged," fully abreast of the times. The work of revision occupied over ten years, more than a hundred editors being employed and over $300,000 expended before the first copy was printed. SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.
Page 361 - A syllable, in the spoken language, is one or more elementary sounds pronounced by a single impulse of the voice, and constituting a word or a part of a word.
Page 360 - An oath is a solemn affirmation, or declaration, made with an appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed, and imprecating his vengeance, and renouncing his favor, if what is affirmed is false.
Page viii - ... colloquies. The plural of proper nouns ending in y preceded by a consonant, is formed by changing y into ies, according to the rule: as, "The three Maries.
Page vi - ... buzz. 4. A consonant standing at the end of a word immediately after a diphthong or double vowel is never doubled. The words ail, peat, haul, door,
Page 198 - Lee (le), n. ; pi, LEES (lez). Coarser parts of liquor, which settle at the bottom ; sediment ; dregs. Lee (le), n. Place defended from the wind ; shelter ; quarter towards which the wind blows, as opposed to that from which it proceeds, —a. Pertaining to the side away from the wind. — Lee shore. Shore on the lee side of a ship. — Lee tide. Tide running in the same direction as the wind blows. — Lee'ward (IS'werd or lu'3rd), a. Pertaining to the side toward which the wind blows, —n. The...

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