Sadlier's Excelsior Complete Speller: Oral and Written

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W.H. Sadlier, 1907 - Spellers - 162 pages

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Page 89 - The names of the signs of the zodiac are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces.
Page 140 - WORDS ENDING IN Y, PRECEDED BY A CONSONANT, change the y into i before any termination but 's, or one commencing with i ; as, merry, merrier ; pity, pitiless.
Page 163 - The air was sweet and plaintive, and the words, literally translated, were these. "The winds roared, and the rains fell. The poor white man, faint and weary, came and sat under our tree. He has no mother to bring him milk; no wife to grind his corn.
Page 53 - I got a really bad cut, like Luke Evans last summer. He was playing in the barn and he fell right on a scythe and cut his leg dreadfully. It bled lots, kept coming in sort of spurts." ' ' He must have cut an artery, "said Father. "You know, the arteries are the pipes that carry the blood from the heart to all parts of the body and the veins carry the blood to the heart. When a vein is cut, it does not bleed so fast, isn't quite such a bright red and doesn't come in 'spurts,
Page 139 - I, or s, preceded by a single vowel, double the final consonant ; as, staff, mill, pass, fyc.
Page 124 - ... tarantula, periwinkle, etc. The VEGETABLE KINGDOM is the portion of life in nature which includes plants. A plant is a living body, without voluntary motion, having a root, stem, and leaves. Botany treats of the structure of plants, the functions of their parts, their places of growth, their classes and names. Trees are known as locust, linden, poplar, maple, walnut, fir, willow, cypress, hemlock, chestnut, catalpa. hickory, cedar, magnolia, sycamore, ailantus, etc. Plants or their fruit are...
Page 165 - ELLIPSIS [ ....****] are formed by means of a long dash, or of a succession of periods or stars of various lengths, and are used to indicate the omission of letters in a word, of words in a sentence, or of one or more sentences; as, Friend 0 s is in trouble. "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, .... and thy neighbor as thyself.
Page 167 - Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do ; but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God.
Page 170 - Neb. . . Nebraska Nev. . . Nevada NH . . New Hampshire NJ . . New Jersey NM . . New Mexico...
Page 163 - God has spoken, Than Truth's own word there is no truer token. God only on the cross lay hid from view; But here lies hid at once the manhood too: And I, in both professing my belief, Make the same prayer as the repentant thief.

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