Frederick James Furnivall

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Noun1.Frederick James Furnivall - English philologist who first proposed the Oxford English Dictionary (1825-1910)
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Dinshaw's amateurs include historian Frederick James Furnivall, authors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Washington Irving (along with his creation Geoffrey Crayon), scholar Hope Emily Allen, as well as amateur medievalist Thomas Colpeper, who is a character from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's baffling 1944 motion picture A Canterbury Tale.
Tolkien, Civil War surgeon William Chester Minor, the eccentric Frederick James Furnivall, and a clutch of lexicographers at the Ashmolean Library to provide vision and accuracy in assuring dictionary users the most fastidious examination of every word in the language.
1906 Frederick James Furnivall: A volume of personal record.