Worcester Joseph Emerson

Worcester

, Joseph Emerson 1784-1865.
American lexicographer. The publication of his Comprehensive Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language (1830) brought charges of plagiarism from Noah Webster and started a longstanding feud.
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