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  • n. Plural form of lexicographer.


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  • The first in date of our English lexicographers is Dr. John Bullokar, who published in 1616 An English Expositour teaching the Interpretation of the hardest Words used in our Language with sundry Explications, Descriptions and Discourses.

    On Dictionaries

  • There is an occasionally discomforting Tea Party flavour to his approach, as in his definition of lexicographers as "descriptivists, language liberals."

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  • And even for those that can read, they must depend upon a human testimony, that what they read is a true translation: supposing them not to be learned themselves in, or not having opportunity to consult the originals, they must depend upon the testimony of the learned, who have viewed those books in the originals, such as lexicographers, and the like, for the true signification and translation of the words they read.

    The Whole Works of the Rev. John Howe, M.A. with a Memoir of the Author. Vol. VI.

  • It is not new, and not really a word, and as the BBC has pointed out the methods of the GLM are not taken seriously by lexicographers.

    One million « Write Anything

  • You can dispute literal falsity, though; dictionaries are nothing but a kind of survey by lexicographers.

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  • John Simpson: You paint a very bleak picture of lexicographers.

    A Back-Story to The Man Who Loved China A Coincidence Most Curious and Telling

  • ; I would guess that it has considerable renown (or notoriety) in certain circles, e.g. among editors, linguists, lexicographers, philologists, and usage experts and enthusiasts, but that to the general public its profile is modest to non-existent.

    In praise of a reference book: MWDEU

  • That is how it came to be listed by clueless lexicographers as an emphasizer.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Obama Accused of Attempted Murder?

  • Identify, please, a father and son double-act, a brace of lexicographers, the Prime Minister's generic neighbour, an almanack compiler and a naval hero and explain the journalistic connection.

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  • It cut a deal to make available 6,000 illustrations [from Firefly] enhanced by definitions created by the lexicographers of Merriam-Webster as a free dictionary.

    Internet News: Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary Online


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