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Subject:British English Dictioinaries From:DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 28 Jun 1996 22:31:43 -0400
Stan Radomski asks:
>This question is really for all my colleagues across the puddle (and those
>to the north and down under may also have some valid information)...
>What dictionaries do you use other than the OED? I believe there is also
>a Concise Oxford which would probably fit our needs but I'm not sure what
>else may be available and valid.
I use Chambers, but this is largely a family tradition. It's the dictionary
of choice for British-style crossword puzzle addicts.
There's a range of Oxford Dictionaries. The "Shorter Oxford" is the full one
minus the one-per-century examples. The full one reduced to a single volume
and supplied with a very necessary magnifying glass is C$400 in Toronto.
It's been on my wish list for some time.
What is this life, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?*
---- _Leisure_ by W.H. Davies, first stanza
* Some sources substitute a full stop for the question mark.
"What is truth?" said jesting Pilate.
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