Johnson's Dictionary

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C.J. Hendee, 1836 - English language - 443 pages
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I don't understand why anyone would want to archive this dictionary. It is a terrible edition.
It barely resembles Johnson's dictionaries, which documented examples of a word's usage over time
. Definitions are brief.
It's only value is in studying how John Walker, an early Victorian, chose to edit or destroy an important dictionary.

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Page 59 - The day of the week, throughout the year, answering to the day on which the feast of the Holy Innocents is solemnized. CHILDHOOD, tshlld'hud, s.
Page 35 - BEAVER, bcr'vur. a. 227, 98. An animal, otherwise named the castor, amphibious, and remarkable for his art in building his habitat ion ; a hat of the best kind ; the part of a helmet that covers the face.
Page 215 - Application of a word to a use to which in its original import it cannot be put ; as, " He bridles his anger, he deadens the sound " ; " The spring awakes the flowers.
Page 13 - Parts of a number, which, however repeated, will never make up the number exactly ; as, 3 is an aliquant of 10, thrice 3 being 9, four times 3 making 12.
Page 319 - . a fabled monster in Egypt, having the face of a virgin and the "body of a lion.
Page 100 - Di"git, a, three quarters of an inch ; the twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or moon ; any number under ten.
Page 90 - Day, da', n. the time between the rising and setting of the sun, called the artificial day ; the time from noon to noon, or from midnight to midnight, called the natural day ; light, sunshine ; any time specified and distinguished from other time, Daybreak, da-Wk, n.
Page 388 - Gouging is performed by twisting the forefinger in a lock of hair, near the temple, and turning the eye out of the socket with the thumb nail, which is suffered to grow long for that purpose (Lambert).
Page 71 - COMPOSITE, kom-piz'It, a. In architecture^ the Composite order is the last of the five orders of columns; so called because its capital is composed out of those of the other orders or columns. Composite num?*r are such as can be measured exactly by a number exceeding unity, as 6 by 2 or 3.

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