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Dictionary 18??: Agate to Agrace

Today I worked at cleaning up, sorting, and putting things in boxes for a tag sale – and I found our battered and really old dictionary (as opposed to the 1881 one we also own – see the “language” category. … Continue reading

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Dictionary 1881: A to Abolish

The other day (while looking for something else) I ran across our copy of A High-School Dictionary of the English Language, published in 1881 (abridged, it says, from a recent edition of Webster’s dictionary).  And illustrated with 300 wood engravings. … Continue reading

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