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  • adj. That has a practical use

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Teaching what is useful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to a chrestomathy.


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  • (Although it is probably idle to attempt to satisfy or placate the contemporary _helluo_ of bibliography, it may be respectful to other readers to observe that this is not intended to deal with the whole subject, but only as a companion, or chrestomathic guide, to this book itself.)

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800


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  • Teaching what is useful; devoted to the learning of useful matters.

    May 12, 2008