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The royal standard English dictionary. In which the words are not only rationally divided into syllables, accurately accented, their part of speech properly distinguished, and, their various significations arranged in one line; but, likewise, by a key to this work, comprising the various sounds of the vowels and consonants, denoted by typographical characters, and illustrated by examples ... Upon a plan perfectly plain, and entirely new. To which is prefixed, a comprehensive grammar of the English language. ... By William Perry, lecturer in the Academy at Edinburgh, author of The only sure guide to the English tongue, The man of business, The orator, &c. &c.

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Printed at Worcester, Massachusetts : at the press of Isaiah Thomas, by L. Worcester, for said Thomas. Sold in Worcester, by Thomas, Son & Thomas.--In Boston by Thomas & Andrews, D. West, E. Larkin, S. Hall, J. West and other booksellers.--In Baltimore, by Thomas, Andrews Butler.--In Albany, by Thomas, Andrews & Penniman, 1796.

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[4],596p. ; 180.


The fourth American Worcester edition, carefully revised and corrected.

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ESTC W6832
Evans, 30993

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