The Oxford English Dictionary, Volume 14

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Clarendon Press, 1989 - Reference - 1016 pages
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Presents in alphabetical series the words that have formed the English vocabulary from the time of the earliest records down to the present day, with all the relevant facts concerning their form, sense-history, pronunciation, and etymology. It embraces not only the standard language of literature and conversation, whether current at the moment, or obsolete, or archaic, but also the main technical vocabulary, and a large measure of dialectical usage and slang.

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Contents

That aren rote of pc ri3te faith c 1386 Chaucer Can Yeom
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a lineage kindred or line of descendants
13
of the Church
115
is established or supported the basis upon
142
in something
172
Langl P PI B xx 53 Antccryst cam panne
180
Civil War put him to Death 1784 Cowper Task v 353
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smale roten c 1400 Sc Trojan War 11 396 In pc which dame
241
thoroughness as to the roots by the roots
302
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