The dictionary is never consulted in its entirety. Henri Béjoint, Tradition and Innovation in Modern English Dictionaries
For Alix, who helps me define the world
There are some great words in the Oxford English Dictionary.
My Oxford English Dictionary arrives at 9:27 one Monday morning, brought by a deliveryman who is much cheerier than I would have expected anyone carrying 150 pounds of books up a flight of stairs to be.
“I’m reading the OED so you don’t have to. If you are interested in vocabulary that is both spectacularly useful and beautifully useless, read on...”