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The SpeechHabits of Snobs
Genesis of a Lexicographer
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adjective adopted akin American ancient appears Arabic Arabic word bird Blessed Blest boxer Brazil brazilwood British burnous Celtic Century Christmas Christopher Fry Clan Mackay comes cricket definite article delight derives Dictionary drama early earth erudite especially etymology fact famous feminine Firstborn Fortunate Isles Fry's go west Greek heaven hence Hesperides hesperos hippopotamus hobo Ian Mackay Islands Italian Kid McCoy land language late later least less lexicographer literally makar meaning Medieval Latin merely Middle English modern nesoi notable noun Old English Old French Old High German origin perhaps Persian phrase play plural poet poetic Portuguese probably published pugilist quercus real Mackay real McCoy Roman root Rugby Sanskrit scholars Scotch whisky sense slang snobbery snobbish snobs Spanish speech spirit story tanner Teutonic Theatre thing Thor transliterates tree triviality underworld variant Venus Observed verb verbal verse whence whisky write written