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  • Elyot published his 'Dictionary,' that this name would supplant all the others, and even take the place of the older and better-descended word _Vocabulary_; much less that _Dictionary_ should become so much a name to conjure with, as to be applied to works which are not word-books at all, but reference-books on all manner of subjects, as

    The evolution of English lexicography

  • And now -- notwithstanding my former boast to do justice to the remaining bibliomaniacal characters of respectability -- as I find my oral powers almost exhausted, I shall barely mention the sales, by auction, of the collections of WILKES, RITSON, and BOUCHER [412] -- although I ought to mention the _Bibliotheca Boucheriana_ with more respect than its two immediate predecessors; as the collector was a man endowed with etymological acumen and patience; and I sincerely wish the public were now receiving the benefit of the continuation of his Dictionary; of which the author published so excellent a specimen, comprehending only the letter A.Dr. Jamieson has, to be sure, in a great measure done away the melancholy impression which lexicographical readers would otherwise have experienced -- by the publication of his own unrivalled "_Scottish Dictionary_;" yet there is still room enough in the literary world for a continuation of Boucher.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness A Bibliographical Romance

  • In the interests of science I have retrieved The Oxford Latin Dictionary from the top shelf - a somewhat dangerous operation; Volkswagen makes automobiles smaller than the O.L.D. Oxford give three definitions.

    12/01/2003 - 01/01/2004

  • Again, according to the Introduction, the author has chosen to include only "the most popular slang words and expressions of today," whence we get the title Dictionary of Popular Slang.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 3

  • Risk, according to my lovely Encarta World English Dictionary, is complicated.

    Kristine Kathryn Rusch » 2010 » June » 17

  • Risk, according to my lovely Encarta World English Dictionary, is complicated.

    Kristine Kathryn Rusch » 2010 » June

  • The M-W Dictionary is a widely used tool book and especially useful for preparing GRE.

    The Merriam-Webster English Dictionary « Books « Literacy News

  • Risk, according to my lovely Encarta World English Dictionary, is complicated.

    Kristine Kathryn Rusch » Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Risks Part Two

  • Daily usage demands better quality, the replacement, Concise Oxford English Dictionary, is not up to my standards. and I am less than satisfied!

    Concise Oxford English Dictionary: 11th Edition Revised 2008 « Books « Literacy News

  • The Photographic Dictionary is dedicated to defining words through the literal, figurative, and personal meanings found in each photograph.

    The Photographic Dictionary

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