The Development of the Dictionary of the English Language: With Special Reference to the Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Dictionary

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Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1915 - 44 sivua

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Sivu 12 - The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it.
Sivu 12 - I hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations where no benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the public should consider me as owing that to a patron which Providence has enabled me to do for myself.
Sivu 12 - Excise. A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid.
Sivu 12 - The books he used for this purpose were what he had in his own collection, a copious but a miserably ragged one...
Sivu 14 - As he was walking along the Strand a gentleman stepped out of some neighbouring tavern, with his napkin in his hand and no hat, and stopping him as civilly as he could — I beg your pardon, Sir; but you are Dr. Johnson, I believe. 'Yes, Sir.
Sivu 12 - OATS [a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people], — Croker.
Sivu 10 - Bullokar, after a column and a half descriptive of the crocodile, ventures the further information that " he will weepe over a man's head when he hath devoured the body, and then will eat up the head too. ... I saw once one of these beasts in London, brought thither dead, but in perfect forme, of about 2 yards long," a detail of personal experience which shows what was tolerated and even expected in a dictionary at that time. Bailey continues his predecessor's natural history with the same delightful...
Sivu 14 - A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language: in which, Not only the Meaning of every Word is clearly explained, and the Sound of every Syllable distinctly shown, but, where Words are subject to different Pronunciations, the Authorities of our best Pronouncing Dictionaries are fully exhibited, the reasons for each are at large displayed, and the preferable Pronunciation is pointed out.
Sivu 9 - An English Expositour, or Compleat Dictionary: Teaching the Interpretation of the hardest words, and most useful terms of Art used in our Language.
Sivu 14 - Network: anything reticulated or decussated, at equal distances with interstices between the intersections.

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