A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language: In which the Meaning of Every Word is Explained ...

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I. Riley, 1810 - English language - 550 pages
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Page 11 - FOREGROUND, fi.re'KTound. s. The part of the field or expanse of a picture which seems to lie before the figures. FOREHAND, fore'hdnd.
Page 9 - That part of the orbit of a planet in which it is at the point remotest from the sun.
Page 8 - Those people who, living on the other side of the globe, have their feet directly opposite to ours. US...
Page 9 - Apogason, apogee, or apogeum, " a point in the heavens, in which the sun, or a planet, is at the greatest distance possible from the earth in its whole revolution.

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