An English dictionary, etymological, pronouncing and explanatory

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Blackie, 1908 - English language - 476 pages

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Page 50 - A circle is a plane figure bounded by a curved line, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.
Page 215 - To have clear and certain perception; not to be doubtful; to be informed ; to take cognizance of; to examine.
Page 249 - The name given to a person who is the offspring of a negress by a white man, or of a white woman by a negro.
Page 56 - Colures are two great circles, imagined to intersect each other at right angles in the poles of the world : one...
Page 103 - The dividend is the number to be divided. The divisor is the number by which we divide.
Page 48 - Greek legend, a monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon.
Page 245 - Government by the people; a form of government, in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of the people collectively, or in which the people exercise the powers of legislation.
Page 233 - The process of nutking anything by the hand; the operation of reducing raw materials of any kind into a form suitable for use; anything made from raw materials by the hand, by machinery, or by art.
Page 72 - Counsel, or Counsellor, a person retained by a client to plead his cause in a court of judicature ; a barrister ; an advocate.
Page 37 - Л link of metal, with a tongue or catch made to fasten one thing to another ; the state of the hair crisped and curled.

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