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The best English dictionary I've read. Period. I was surprised by quite a few entries -- words have interesting histories, don't they? If you are into linguistics or you wish to become a wordsmith of the first rank, this is a must. Read full review
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Quite simply the most entertaining dictionary you will ever come across. Packed with gems of quotations and learned etymology but with the lightest of touches and some quite ribald humour. Read full review
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