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 (krā′gē), Sir William Alexander 1876-1957.
British lexicographer and philologist who was joint editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (1901-1933).
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(Biography) Sir William A(lexander). 1867–1957, Scottish lexicographer; joint editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (1901–33), and of A Dictionary of American English on Historical Principles (1938–44)
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(ˈkreɪ gi)

Sir William (Alexander), 1867–1957, Scottish lexicographer and philologist.
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