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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

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627386

COPYRIGHT 1905

BY

THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY

PREFACE

The embarrassment which results from a lack of knowledge of correct spelling is surely 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, nyms 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 nece

ecessarily 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.

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INDEX

Unless otherwise indicated, references are to Lessons.
Abbreviations

pages 132-141
Accounts and Auditors..

3
Agricultural Implements..

6
Architecture and Engineering.

9, 10
Banks and Banking..

12
Bicycles

14
Books and Stationery ..

17
Boots and Shoes...

20
Brokerage (Grain and Stock)

91
Business Words (Unclassified)

..23, 25, 27, 32, 34, 36, 39, 41, 43
Capital Letters (Rules for)....

page x
Carpets, Rugs and Draperies.

47
Carriages and Wagons.

49
China, Glassware, etc

51
Cities of the United States.

181, 182, 183, 184, 185
Cities of the World..

188, 189
Coal, Iron and Steel..

62
Commission and Produce.

64
Dictation Exercises

.5, 13, 21, 29, 37, 116, 146
Dry Goods. ...
Electrical Terms.
Fish, Game and Fowl.

81
Foreign Words and Phrases..

54
Furniture and Upholstery

87
Gasfitting and Plumbing..

89
Groceries and Provisions.

93
Hardware ..

95, 98
Harness and Saddlery.

100
Heating, Lighting and Ventilating...

102
Homonyms (Dictation Exercises). .44, 71, 77, 84, 86, 96, 107, 126, 137, 158

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68, 72
76, 79

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