The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, 2

This is the ultimate dictionary It is especially recommended for keeping in the kitchen, for those times when you have to wait for the water to boil, and turn to a page, then look, using the reading glass from the little drawer above the two volumes, and see.Dumbledore A humble bee or a bumble bee or a dial cockchafer Which leads to Cockchafer A colcopterous insect or beetle, well known in England and Europe.Of course, these are only bits of the definitions, but every time I touch either This is the ultimate dictionary It is especially recommended for keeping in the kitchen, for those times when you have to wait for the water to boil, and turn to a page, then look, using the reading glass from the little drawer above the two volumes, and see.Dumbledore A humble bee or a bumble bee or a dial cockchafer Which leads to Cockchafer A colcopterous insect or beetle, well known in England and Europe.Of course, these are only bits of the definitions, but every time I touch either volume of this book, something wonderful happens No matter how much the English language changes, going back and seeing where words came from is valuable activity I obtained this, which, with supplements, is the most complete dictionary of the English language, as an introductory offer from The Book of the Month Club soon after matriculating at Union Theological Seminary in New York It was quite inexpensive, maybe 19.99 Since then I ve also obtained the supplement.Given the tiny print, four pages of the original set on each page of this edition, this OED is difficult to use Thus the magnifying glass which accompanies it Still, it covers terms not inc I obtained this, which, with supplements, is the most complete dictionary of the English language, as an introductory offer from The Book of the Month Club soon after matriculating at Union Theological Seminary in New York It was quite inexpensive, maybe 19.99 Since then I ve also obtained the supplement.Given the tiny print, four pages of the original set on each page of this edition, this OED is difficult to use Thus the magnifying glass which accompanies it Still, it covers terms not included in the largest Webster s and can prove infuriatingly useful in Scrabble i have this i use the magnifying glass to look at topo maps whilst drinkin beer ya know plannin hikin trips an such.i generally use my full on 20 volume OED. THE resource Don t lose the magnifying glass I did, had to buy a new one More portable than the multiple volume set Quicker access andinformative than the online version not many books can say that today and cheaper than the annual subscription Keep your eyes open, you can often pick this up at a used bookstore great investment Will not have the latest stuff, but you already know that What you need is the historical context this book is historic context personified. Linguistic type lexicon Complete text without the four Supplement volumes reproduced micrographically of thevolume Oxford English Dictionary published in VolumeA OVolumeP Z I used this when I was at college and finally learnt what a real dictionary was all about I could get lost in the pages of a dictionary, skipping from one definition to another to see how long a chain I can make of words I didn t know. Awesome book Unique history of the English language and how it s changed and grown Unfortunately, this is the edition I own So much about the English language has changed in the last 3 1 2 decades Wish I had the funds to subscribe annually online to the OED But it s still fun to look at the old editions, such as this one, to see the history of the English language up until that time. This is the book s that I sleep with they stay in my bed I open random pages and read, then go where it takes me An endless experiment in the language, something new each time I suggest you get one Love to have the 20 volumes set but I m not that obsessed yet This was given to me as a gift several years ago and I refer to it often when I need a thorough definition or etymology I know this increases my geek factor, but I love words For a quick look up, though, I prefer the Oxford American Dictionary. The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, 2 Vols w/Reading Glass


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