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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable Aid for Spelling, Definition, Derivation & Information
Although this is rather an aging book on the shelves, it will never gather dust as it is in daily use. Whether one wants to spell 'psittacosis' or 'psoriasis', discover the meaning of 'googolplex' or 'gnotobiotics', the derivation of 'coach' (Hungarian) or 'cockroach' (Spanish) or discover the important details of the life of Vyacheslav Mikhallovich Molotov or Sir Oswald...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Faulty production
I ordered three of these dictionaries at different times. One had an error in its production in that some pages were missing and some were placed out of order. This copy was returned to "Paper Cavalier" together with a spare copy of the Oxford Wordfinder Dictionary which was sent as a replacement for a copy which it was thought might have been misdirected (but in...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable Aid for Spelling, Definition, Derivation & Information, 27 Dec 2011
This review is from: Universal Dictionary (Hardcover)
Although this is rather an aging book on the shelves, it will never gather dust as it is in daily use. Whether one wants to spell 'psittacosis' or 'psoriasis', discover the meaning of 'googolplex' or 'gnotobiotics', the derivation of 'coach' (Hungarian) or 'cockroach' (Spanish) or discover the important details of the life of Vyacheslav Mikhallovich Molotov or Sir Oswald Mosley, then this is the ideal book. Apart from some of the political geography entries appearing rather dated now, there is nothing detrimental (definition and derivation on p426) that I can state.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing reference book for all, a wealth of Knowledge, 1 Jun 2002
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This is a fantastic reference book for all especially trivia lovers.
I first came across this book in a friend's house, and saw it in use as it should be (as the ultimate reference book for that house). Many a dispute was resolved by reference to this great book. As an Oracle for 'all and sundry' especially 'Quiz Buffs', this book offers clear and concise information. The Reader's Digest Universal Dictionary is easy to use,and rewarding in it's scope and insights. A must have for all lovers of factual information.
One of the 'Best Sources' for practical/useful information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most useful dictionary, 3 Jan 2014
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This dictionary, although printed several years ago, is almost an encyclopedia and ranges from everyday words to geographical names, historical persons, authors, inventors etc. In other words a mine of information so useful for crossword solvers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Readers Digest Universal Dictionary, 24 Dec 2013
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I have been trying for several years to get a copy of this dictionary which is now out of print. I was delighted to find one at last and at such a ridiculously low price. Although used, there is hardly a mark
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good purchase, 3 Aug 2013
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Having had a copy of this dictionary which was sadly worn out, I was pleased to be able to virtually renew it at the touch of a button. Very happy with the purchase and gthe service.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, 31 July 2013
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Good alround dictionary - was bought as a gift for my parents to replace a much thumbed tome - not quite what they wanted, but good nevertheless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 8 July 2013
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This is a great replacement for my original, and am very pleased with it. The despatch service was excellent , and very quick after order was given.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Universal Dictionary - Reader's Digest, 13 Jun 2013
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The book was in good condition and prompt service from the bookseller: However, the book now is rather dated and the style of the text is difficult to follow. It's before Dictionaries used 'two colour' text, Headword and Definition of the Word, to aid understanding and clarity, and build up one's knowledge base of vocabulary. That said, it's useful for Reference and for doing for example, Crosswords and the like.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FAB!, 10 Jun 2013
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My Dad has been looking for a replacement to his very worn out copy of this dictionary, he says it is the best dictionary ever! - he will be thrilled to bits with this for Father's Day!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reader's Digest Universal Dictionary, 8 April 2013
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Delighted with this product, it was exactly as described and arrived promptly. Actually earlier that I expected.... couldn't be happier.
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