A High-school Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language

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J.B. Lippincott, 1860 - English language - 350 pages
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Page 352 - Of the book itself I hear but one opinion from all around me, and do but echo the universal voice in expressing my approval of Its great worth, and my belief that it has rendered any further research, or even improvement...
Page 352 - I possess many Dictionaries, and of most of the learned and cultivated languages, ancient and modern ; but I never feel that I am entirely armed and equipped, in this respect, without Dr. Webster at command."— DANIEL WEBSTER.
Page 7 - Webster's 1852 Dictionary had the following explanation: "Woe. This word takes the final e, like doe, foe, hoe, sloe, toe, and all similar nouns of one syllable. The termination in o belongs among mono-syllables, to the other parts of speech, as potato, tomato, etc".21 3.
Page 341 - ... terms. The terminology is generly derived in a great measure from the nation which has done most for a particular art or science, as the military terminology from France, the naval from Holland and England. TERMINUS ; a divinity at Rome, who was supposed to preside over bounds and limits, and to punish all unlawful usurpation of land. His worship was first introduced at Rome by Numa, who persuaded his subjects that the limits of their lands and estates were under the immediate inspection of heaven....
Page 352 - There is no American scholar who does not feel proud of the labors of Dr. "Webster...
Page 295 - Veterinary, (vet'er-in-ar-e) a. pertaining to the art of healing the diseases of domestic animals. Veto, (vö'tö) n.
Page 336 - Bacchus. boar by which he was killed, gave rise to the proverb, " There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip.
Page 7 - Practice, as a Verb. — This verb should be spelled like the noun, with ac, as in notice, apprentice, and all similar words in which the accent precedes the last syllable. The distinction of spelling between the noun and verb belongs properly to words accented on the last syllable, as device, n., devise (pronounced de-vize'), v. To apply the distinction here, and spell the verb practise, tends to give it th...
Page 8 - REGULAR DIPHTHONGAL SOUNDS. PROPER DIPHTHONG OI or OY (unmarked), as in toil, join, foil, boy, coy, toy. PROPER DIPHTHONG...
Page 207 - PORTCUL'LIS, (For.) a machine like a harrow, hung over a gateway, to be let down in case of surprise, when the gates could not readily be shut.

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