The Oxford English Dictionary, Volume 12

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Clarendon Press, 1989 - Reference - 1016 pages
10 Reviews
Presents in alphabetical series the words that have formed the English vocabulary from the time of the earliest records down to the present day, with all the relevant facts concerning their form, sense-history, pronunciation, and etymology. It embraces not only the standard language of literature and conversation, whether current at the moment, or obsolete, or archaic, but also the main technical vocabulary, and a large measure of dialectical usage and slang.

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Review: The Oxford English Dictionary: 20 Volume Set and CD-ROM [With CDROM]

User Review  - Jason Martin - Goodreads

This was not as riveting a read as one might suspect and the ending was too predictable. Read full review

Review: The Oxford English Dictionary: 20 Volume Set and CD-ROM [With CDROM]

User Review  - Meangrape - Goodreads

Has the place of honor in the English language section of my library. (No, I've never read the entire thing). Read full review

Contents

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than England Scotland Ireland Poyle 1565 Jewel
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pole hay into a barn 1892 P H Emerson Son of Fens xvii
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