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n ON DICTIONARIES
THE OXFORD DICTIONARY
NATIONAL SPORTS AND NATIONAL META PHOR
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19th century adjective American ancient Anglo-Saxon animal appear applied archery authority baby back-formation become called Cartulary CHAPTER Chaucer City Close Rolls coinages coined colloquial common compound contemporary dates described dialect Dict earlier earliest early edition educated Eilert Ekwall 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 lexicographer literary London 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