The Ladies' Lexicon and Parlour Companion: Containing Nearly Every Word in the English Language ...

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John Grigg, 1835 - Women's encyclopedias and dictionaries - 407 pages
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Page 10 - Compounded words are generally spelled in the same manner as the simple words of which they are formed; as, glasshouse, skylight, thereby, hereafter Many words ending with double /, are exceptions to this rule: as, already, welfare, wilful, fulfil: and also the words wherever, Christmas, lammas, &.c.
Page 9 - Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double that consonant, when they take another syllable beginning with a vowel: as, wii, witty; thin, thinnisk; to abet, an abettor; to begin, a beginner.
Page 106 - REBATE, is an allowance made on a bill, or any other debt not yet become due, in consideration of present payment.
Page 239 - A place or cavern in the earth which contains metals, or minerals ; a cavern dug under any fort fication.
Page 128 - A vain belief of private revelation ; a vain confidence of divine favour or communication.
Page 113 - A place where water Is let in or out at pleasure, where ships are built or laid up.
Page 165 - The parts of a goose which are cut off before it is roasted.
Page 267 - a kind of writing, in which the words of an author or his thoughts are taken, and by a slight change adapted to some new purpose," -a several parodic passages may be found.

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