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glossary and etymological dictionary of obsolete and uncommon words, antiquated phrases, and proverbs illustrative of early English literature, comprising chiefly those not to be found in our ordinary dictionaries : with historical notices of ancient customs and manners by William Toone

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Published by T. Bennett in London .
Written in English


  • English language -- Obsolete words.,
  • English language -- Dictionaries.,
  • Proverbs, English.

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Edition Notes

Statementby William Toone.
LC ClassificationsPE1667
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 467p. ;
Number of Pages467
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16012957M

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