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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary: Selections from the 1755 Work That Defined the English Language Hardcover – 14 Oct 2004

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  • Hardcover: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books; Main - Re-issue edition (14 Oct. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184354296X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843542964
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 3.7 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 741,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Old England's definitive dictionary ('A most instructive and entertaining book.' Samuel Taylor Coleridge) and a must-have for logophiles everywhere - Samuel Johnson's seminal work is now available in a single volume for the first time.

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Samuel Johnson's 1755 two volume, 2,300 page dictionary marked a milestone in language. The work of a great reader and writer, and an earnest compiler, it was England's definitive dictionary for over 150 years until it was superseded by The Oxford English Dictionary. This new edition contains more than 3,100 selections faithfully adapted from the original. Bristling with quotations, the Dictionary offers a treasury of memorable passages on subjects ranging from books and critics to dreams and ethics. For those who appreciate literature and love language, this is a browser's delight - an encyclopaedia of the age and a dictionary for the ages. fribbler n.s. [from the verb.] A trifler A fribbler is one who professes rapture for the woman, and dreads her consent. Spectator No. 288 to lisp v.n. [hlisp, Saxon.] To speak with too frequent applauses of the tongue to the teeth or palate, like children. Come, I cannot cog, and say, thou art this and that, like a many of these lisping hawthorn buds, that come like women in mens apparel and smell like Bucklersbury in sampling time. Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor urinator n.s. [Urinateur, Fr. Urinator, Lat.]

A diver; one who searches under water. The precious things that grow there, as pearl, may be much more easily fetched up by the help of this, than by any other way of urinators. Wilkins Math. Magic. abnormous adj. [abnormis, Lat. Our of rule] Irregular, misshapen. Afterclap n.s. Unexpected events happening after an affair is supposed to be at an end.

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