The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language ...

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James Champlin Fernald
Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1915 - English language - 583 pages

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Page 320 - DRY MEASURE 2 pints (pt.) = 1 quart (qt.) 8 quarts = 1 peck (pk.) 4 pecks = 1 bushel (bu.) 1 bushel contains 2150.42 cubic inches APOTHECARIES...
Page 557 - Words ending in silent e drop it before a suffix beginning with a vowel. 2. Words ending in y preceded by a consonant generally change y to i before a suffix. 3. Monosyllables and words accented on the last syllable ending in a single consonant preceded by a single vowel double the final consonant before a suffix beginning with a vowel.
Page 320 - TABLE 13. = 1 minute min. = 1 hour hr. = 1 day da. = 1 week wk. = 1 common year ... yr. = 1 leap year. = 1 century.
Page 79 - CALORIE (kal'6 ri): the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water one degree centigrade...
Page 557 - I, or s, immediately preceded by a single vowel, do not double the final consonant ; as cab, bin, dip, hit, etc. Exceptions : abb, ebb, add, odd, egg, inn, err, shirr, burr, mitt, butt, fizz, buzz, fuzz.
Page 557 - The final e mute of a primitive word, is generally omitted before an additional termination beginning with a vowel : as, rate, ratable ; force, forcible ; rave, raving; eye, eying. Exc. — Words ending in ce or ge...
Page 320 - MEASURE (used in measuring wood and other merchandise). 16 cubic feet = 1 cord foot. 8 cord feet or 128 cubic feet = 1 cord (ed.).
Page 538 - As used in mixing medicine. 20 grains = 1 scruple ( Э ). 3 scruples = 1 dram ( 3 ). 8 drams = 1 ounce ( 3 ). 12 ounces = 1 pound.
Page iii - The editor states that the basis of selection of words has been the inclusion of all words that are sure to be used by the average person in his speaking and writing, with the addition of such words and phrases as are sure to be found in the books, papers, and magazines which are most likely to be read.
Page 404 - ... property owners, according to the frontage, within a radius of three hundred feet of the proposed site, was construed as including all buildings located at all points inside the limits of three hundred feet of the proposed site, including a building on the proposed site. The court said that a radius is a straight line from the center of a circle or sphere to its periphery or surface, and a periphery is the circumference of a circle, and that the word "within...

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