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The American Heritage dictionary of the English language (original 1969; edition 1970)
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language by American Heritage (1969)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0395448956, Hardcover)The third edition of the American Heritage Dictionary is a beauty--2,134 pages and 8.5 pounds--containing a lexicon of more than 200,000 entries, plus an appendix of Indo-European roots for etymology enthusiasts. The crisp white pages and sharp black print are easy on the eyes, the drawings and pictures (nearly 4,000 in all) are a delight, and along with the lucid, erudite definitions are 4,000-plus quoted illustrations of usage from the likes of Shakespeare, Melville, and Updike. Though it's the chosen reference of editors, it's more than a mere tool of the trade--it's a luxurious linguistic experience.
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An illustrated English language dictionary with over 350,000 entries.
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