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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.)
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