An American Dictionary of the English Language: Exhibiting the Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation, and Definitions of Words, Abridged from the Quarto Ed. of the Author: to which are Added a Synopsis of Words Differently Pronounced by Different OrthoŽpists, and Walker's Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names

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J.B. Lippincott, 1857 - English language

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Page ii - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page ii - Webster's Dictionary of the English Language, Exhibiting the Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation, and Definitions of Words. Abridged from the Quarto Edition of the Author. To which are added a Synopsis of Words differently Pronounced by different Orthoepists ; and Walker's Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names.
Page 242 - Tenant by the curtesy of England, is where a man marries a woman seised of an estate of inheritance, that is of lands and tenements in fee-simple or fee-tail; and has by her issue, born alive, which was capable of inheriting her estate. In this case, he shall, on the death of his wife, hold the lands for his life, as tenant by the curtesy of England.
Page 268 - That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods or services; that which one person is bound to pay to another or to perform for his benefit ; that of which payment is liable to be exacted ; due; obligation; liability.
Page 10 - An event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation ; an event that proceeds from an unknown cause, or is an unusual effect of a known cause, and therefore not expected ; chance, casualty, contingency.
Page iii - ... intended, like Crabb's, to discriminate nicely between the shades of meaning in similar terms, but to present, under each of the important words, an extended list of others having the same general import, out of which a selection may be made according to the exigencies of the case." " It will afford important aid to young writers in attaining grace, variety, and copiousness of diction.
Page ii - An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time* therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Page 220 - We say a combination of men to overthrow the Government, or a combination to resist tyranny; another meaning is close union in connection." He defines "conspiracy" a combination of men for an evil purpose; an agreement between two or more persons to commit some crime in concert...
Page 18 - Aivines and critics, who maintain that the Hebrew points ordinarily annexed to the consonants of the word Jehovah are not the natural points belonging to that word...
Page 120 - I heard not of it till today. 27. And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Abimelech: and both of them made a league.

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