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THE OXFORD DICTIONARY
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19th century adjective American Anglo-Saxon animal appear applied archery authority baby back-formation become called Cartulary CHAPTER Chaucer City Close Rolls coinages coined colloquial common compound contemporary corruption D1ct dates described dialect earlier earliest early edition educated Ekwall England English Dictionary English Place-Name Society Englishman epithet etymological examples expression fact falconry familiar famous figurative folk-etymology Gamp German Greek H. L. Mencken Henry Hundred Rolls John Johnson Lady Wentworth Lane language Latin latter lexicographer literary London Martin Chuzzlewit Mawer meaning meant medieval metaphor Middle English modern nicknames noun Old French Old Norse once one's originally Oxford Dictionary record Patent Rolls perhaps phrase Pipe Rolls probably Professor pronunciation recent rimes Scandinavian scholars sense Shakespeare sometimes sound speak speech spelling sport Street suggests Surname Record survives teetotal tion usually verb vocabulary whence William word word-maker writes