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Professor of English Literature at University College, and Examiner in English Language, Literature, and History

to the University of London.




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Messrs. CASSELL & COMPANY beg to announce that on

JANUARY 25th, 1884, they will publish the
FIRST MONTHLY PART, price ls., of





An entirely New and Exhaustive Work of Reference to all

the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, and Use. WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS.

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i than those of the specialist."--John Bull.

N.B.- This Work will form a complete Dictionary of the English Language, giving the etymology of each word, and its proper pronunciation, its definition, and its various significations. In addition to this, special subjects will be treated in the exhaustive form more secialiy characteristic of an Encyclopedia. The present Work will contain a large number of words not incluuled in any other English Dictionary, while the definitions given and the examples quoted are the result of original research and independent study.

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