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  • There is no stated rationale supporting the "Merriam-Webster" dictionary (which one of their line of dictionaries? online?) over the Oxford English Dictionary, which is far superior in its coverage of etymology and word introduction.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • This year, interspersed with Percy Jackson and some YA books I've read "The Professor and the Madman" about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary and right now I'm reading "How Lincoln Learned to Read."

    Stories and White Space

  • When I first got into writing, I made the luxury purchase of a CD-ROM based Oxford English Dictionary, which I find very useful - but I never bother to run it any more.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The Oxford English Dictionary gives a first recorded reference to ASAP as 1955.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • He concedes however that Ironside's 260 coinages assigned by the Oxford English Dictionary to Shakespeare "might yet prove significant."

    'Edmund Ironside'

  • Though the Oxford English Dictionary suggests that the pasty was identified in around 1300, Mr Merton says that it was with the advent of tin mining that it took hold in the county.

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  • The Oxford English Dictionary finds the word first used in 1014, while Webster's "Word Histories" points out that Chaucer's

    NYT > Home Page

  • Citing the Oxford English Dictionary, Wiks goes on to tell us that "racism is a belief or ideology that all members of each racial group possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially to distinguish it as being either superior or inferior to another racial group or racial groups."

    NewsByUs

  • re margarita stocker's point: what i meant by 'humanism' was a system 'rationalistic'and based on 'ancient Greek and Roman thought', just as the Oxford English Dictionary does.

    Severed heads all in a row

  • When I argue that this is not necessarily the case, Val walks into the house and brings out the Oxford English Dictionary; I’m not sure how many working actors own their own copy of the OED, but this one does.

    Crazy Things Seem Normal, Normal Things Seem Crazy

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