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(Illustrated), is a massive volume of 1854 pages, and contains considerably more than one hundred thousand words in its' vocabulary, with their pronunciation, definition, and etymology.



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New Edition, revised and enlarged. 18mo. 381 pp. This Dictionary contains a vocabulary of the common and well-authorized words in the English language. It also contains vocabularies of Greek, Latin, Scripture, and Modcrn Geographical Names.

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