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Also, to add to the absurd humor of the situation, Judge Stephen, of the High Court of Justice, spoke the final word that compelled the telephone legally to be a telegraph, and sustained his opinion by a quotation from Webster's Dictionary, which was published twenty years before the telephone was invented.
Webster's Dictionary gives the meaning of the word 'miasma' as 'an infection floating in the air; a deadly exhalation'; and, in the opinion of Mr Robert Ferguson, his late employer, that description, though perhaps a little too flattering, on the whole summed up Master Roland Bean pretty satisfactorily.
Many believe that Emily Dickinson, the great American poet, made extensive use of Noah Webster's Dictionary.
Look up the word "solstice" in Webster's Dictionary and it reads: the time of year when the sun reaches its northernmost point on the celestial sphere.
RICHARD KOSTELANETZ' is honored with individual entries in Contemporary Poets, Contemporary Novelists, Postmodern Fiction, Contemporary Jewish-American Dramatists and Poets, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, A Reader's Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers, the Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, Webster's Dictionary of American Authors, The HarperCollins Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature, NNDB.
Webster's Dictionary defines ``ford'' as a shallow place in a body of water, as a stream, where crossing can be made without a boat.
According to Webster's Dictionary, franchise is rooted in the French word "franchir," meaning "to free.
toward is, in the words of Webster's Dictionary of English Usage, "undoubtedly prevalent.
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Webster's dictionary defines theology as "the study of God and his relation to the world, especially by analysis of the origins and teachings of an organized religious community (as the Christian Church).
Webster's dictionary says that a "soldier" is a person in military service; that "army" is a military organization of a country for land warfare; and "war" is military operations between enemies.
Webster's Dictionary from the 1920s correctly defines the letter 'H' as 'aitch'.

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