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  • It would seem, however, that their teacher had some sort of a “word-book,” and when they assembled in his little cubby-hole of a retreat he began reading aloud from it this puzzling sentence:

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • We are amazed at the vastness of the vocabulary, which embraces upwards of one hundred and fourteen thousand words, being some ten thousand more, it is claimed, than any other word-book of the language.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

  • But obviously it was not enough to provide a grammar and a word-book.

    An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway

  • It would seem, however, that their teacher had some sort of a "word-book," and when they assembled in his little cubby-hole of a retreat he began reading aloud from it this puzzling sentence:

    Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete

  • Nor, apart from the word-book and Gypsy specimens, is the book a good example of Borrow's writing.

    George Borrow The Man and His Books

  • It was hastily put together, and the word-book, for example, did not include all the Romany used in

    George Borrow The Man and His Books

  • 'There is a complete list of the music in the word-book of the Yattendon

    A Practical Discourse on Some Principles of Hymn-Singing

  • Francis as a man of letters, his possession not merely of consummate wit, but of that precious thing, so much rarer in French, actual humour; his wonderful influence on the future word-book and phrase-book of his own language, nay, not every one who would go almost the whole length of the most uncompromising Pantagruelist, and would allow him profound wisdom, high aspirations for humanity, something of a complete world-philosophy -- would at once admit him as a very great novelist.

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

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