Google Books Ngram Viewer

Graph these comma-separated phrases:
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between and from the corpus with smoothing of .  
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1500 - 1664 1665 - 1771 1772 - 1791 1792 - 1923 1924 - 2008 diminution English
1500 - 1664 1665 1666 - 1970 1971 - 1996 1997 - 2004 diminishment English

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