Sheridan improved. A general pronouncing and explanatory dictionary of the English language (Google eBook)

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Page xxxvi - One must be extremely exact, clear, and perspicuous in everything one says; otherwise, instead of entertaining or informing others, one only tires and puzzles them. The voice and manner of speaking, too, are not to be neglected ; some people almost shut their mouths when they speak, and mutter so...
Page xxxvii - As a rock on the sea-shore he standeth firm, and the dashing of the waves disturbeth him not. He raiseth his head like a tower on a hill, and the arrows of fortune drop at his feet. In...
Page 433 - A husbandman, but afterward king of Phrygia, remarkable for tying a knot of cords, on which the empire of Asia depended, in so very intricate a manner, that Alexander, unable to unravel it, cut it asunder.
Page 211 - Intercalary, tn-ter-kal'J-re. a. inserted out of the common order to preserve the equation of time, as the 29th of February, in a leap-year is an Intercalary day Intercalate, In-ter'ka-Ute. ra to insert an extraordinary day Intercalation, in-tfr-ka-U'shftn. s. insertion of days out of the ordinary reckoning Intercede, Jn-Ur-seed'.
Page 25 - A point in the heavens, in which the sun or a planet is at the greatest distance possible from the earth in its whole revolution.
Page 24 - Those people who, living on the other side of the globe, have their feet directly opposite to ours. US...
Page xxii - Welsh, in many words thicken the sound by a mixture of breath. Thus, though they sound the d right in the...
Page 19 - A building in a circular or oval form, having its area encompassed with rows of seats one above another. AMPLE, im'-pl, a.
Page xxvii - ... hanger; wrong, wronger; yet sometimes it lends the sound of g in its hard state to the next syllable ; as in Long, longer; strong, stronger; which should be. pronounced as if written Long'ger, strong'ger. These two, with the word Younger, pronounced Young'ger, are the only exceptions to the above rule. To these may be added likewise some primitive words that also add the hard g to the last syllable ; these are Anger, linger, finger, conger, monger, with its derivatives, as Fishmonger, &c. and...
Page xxii - ... position of forming the same d in uttering the last syllable, unless it makes a new movement, as in the case of protruding it so as to touch the teeth. This letter is sometimes, though not often, quiescent, as in the word» handkerchief, Aandsomte, handset.

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