The Oxford English Dictionary, Volume 8

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Clarendon Press, 1989 - Reference - 1141 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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Engeiond long is Fram pe South into pe North 01300
38
hap he yraft c 1380 Wvclif Last Age Chirche p xxvi Fro
115
take etc
151
but the audience just wasnt into it 197X New Yorker 11
165
are as regularly attached 1884 Good Words Nov 7462
301
Accompanied with bitinge payn with intollerabilitye
485
dedis of y Iewes 1513 More in Grafton Chron 1568 II
792
Shaks 2 Hen VI 1 i 175 Yet let vs watch
890
Excessive extreme exceedingly great
911
intolerableness lntohreblms ness
1013
or enduring something inability
1020
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