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The Penguin Webster Handy College Dictionaryby Penguin
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The bestselling dictionary-now available in a larger paperback format for the first time.
A resource favorite since 1958, The Penguin Webster Handy College Dictionary features:
Comprehensive listing of abbreviations
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This quick reference for students and general readers provides pronunciations and concise definitions for thousands of words commonly used in American English. Etymological, usage, and grammatical notes are given in special boxed sections found at the end of selected entries (in all, less than ten percent of the total). Supplemental materials include tables of weights and measurements, a world gazetteer, and listings of proper forms of address in correspondence.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The bestselling dictionary is now available in a larger paperback format for the first time.
About the Author
Philip Morehead is Head of Music Staff for Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is the son of the late Albert H. Morehead, lexicographer and games expert, the original co-editor of this book, who was Bridge Editor of the New York Times for over 25 years and the editor of many books on games. He is editor of The New American Webster Handy College Dictionary and The New American Rogets College Thesaurus and is author of The New American International Dictionary of Music. He lives in Chicago with his wife Patricia, oboist and composer.
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