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1.0 out of 5 stars Such ridiculously small print!!!!, 4 Nov. 2011
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This review is from: Webster's Third New International Dictionary (Hardcover)
Pluses: Extremely comprehensive in coverage, but:

Minuses: 1.Except for the brief Addenda (fixed to the early pages) this Dictionary is Totally out-of-date -it may be a new edition/print but it belongs to 1961

2. As I said above - far too tiny print almost unusable except in bright daylight.

3. Bear in mind this is equally a sort of encyclopaedia - containing many line drawings and even some colour prints!

4. Very heavy and unwieldy.

A law-unto-itself and a revised (Fourth) edition is desperately needed if going to compete with the OED.

My views anyway.
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Initial post: 9 Jul 2012 19:43:36 BDT
J. G. Roland says:
Alas, the Webster dictionary, nor any other English language dictionary for that matter, will never be in a position to compete with the monumental OED. If you are a serious wordsmith then you ought perhaps bite the bullet and purchase the big daddy of all dictionaries. I did, and am pleased as punch with it. If the complete 20 volume OED is out of your reach, then I would highly recommend the Shorter Oxford English dictionary which comes in a 2 volume set. I have that too, and it is my everyday desk dictionary. At the time of writing this comment, it can be had for a mere £47.90p!
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