Sadlier's Excelsior Complete Speller: Oral and Written

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W.H. Sadlier, 1879 - Spellers - 162 pages
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Page 89 - The names of the signs of the zodiac are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces.
Page 151 - The air was sweet and plaintive, and the words, literally translated, were these. "The winds roared, and the rains fell. The poor white man, faint and weary, came and sat under our tree. He has no mother to bring him milk; no wife to grind his corn.
Page 154 - Paragraph [T], are used, in the order here presented, when references are made to remarks or notes in the margin, at the bottom of the page, or some other part of the book. Letters and figures, however, are now more generally used for marks of reference.
Page 53 - An artery is one of the tubes which bear the blood from the heart to all parts of the body, and the veins return it. A tendon is a cord or bundle of fibers which gives motion from a muscle to a bone. With my limbs I hold, jerk, stir, walk, kneel, stamp, etc. The instep is the front of the tarsus. The eight small bones of the wrist are called the carpus.
Page 140 - WORDS ENDING IN Y, PRECEDED BY A CONSONANT, change the y into i before any termination but 's, or one commencing with i ; as, merry, merrier ; pity, pitiless.
Page 139 - Monosyllables ending in a single consonant, preceded by a single vowel, double the consonant before a suffix beginning with a vowel ; accented final syllables follow the same rule ; as, dip, dipper; abet, abettor.
Page 157 - FRS Fellow of the Royal Society. FSA Fellow of the Society of Arts.
Page 153 - ELLIPSIS [ ....****] are formed by means of a long dash, or of a succession of periods or stars of various lengths, and are used to indicate the omission of letters in a word, of words in a sentence, or of one or more sentences; as, Friend 0 s is in trouble. "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, .... and thy neighbor as thyself.
Page 140 - FINAL E. The final e of a primitive word, is generally retained before an additional termination beginning with a consonant ; as, pale, paleness ; lodge, lodgement.
Page 151 - God has spoken, Than Truth's own word there is no truer token. God only on the cross lay hid from view; But here lies hid at once the manhood too: And I, in both professing my belief, Make the same prayer as the repentant thief.

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