A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century, Volume 2

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J. R. Smith, 1868 - English language - 960 pages
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A very mixed bag of words and citations, some really old, some regional, some fully defined, some given in quotations, some words which are in common American use today (e.g. smack) but most obscure. Read full review

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