The Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti went through Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
, cover to cover.
1 probably shouldn't be so critical, since I do not have an unabridged dictionary
to see if there really is such a word as "sune.
Printed reference works are vanishing in the 21st century - the days when families would fill a bookshelf with a set of World Book encyclopedias, or even possess an unabridged dictionary
, have given way to the era of Wikipedia and spellcheck.
Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary
(New York: Random House, 1996).
The Random House Webster Unabridged Dictionary
defines "vacant" as "having no contents; empty" and, with regard to a dwelling specifically, as "having no tenant and devoid of furniture, fixtures.
suggestion; prompting - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
, published 1913 by C.
Skip ahead to the 1983 Random House Unabridged Dictionary
and see it telling us that democracy is "government by the people," even boldly stating, "The United States and Canada are democracies.
In 1961 "religious humanism" entered the Merriam-Webster's Third International Unabridged Dictionary
with this barebones definition: "A modern American movement composed chiefly of nontheistic humanists and humanist churches and dedicated to achieving the ethical goals of religion without beliefs and rites resting upon supernaturalism.
who pointed out to me several years ago that the word appeared in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
If the particular term is not defined within the policy, the courts then turn to a commonly accepted unabridged dictionary
, seeking the ordinary, common usage of the word or phrase.
Look "art" up in the dictionary and you will find something to the effect that art is "the quality, production, or expression of what is, according to aesthetic principles, beautiful, appealing or of more than ordinary significances" (Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
We also memorized the paper's stylebook and always had The Book of Associations and Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
close at hand as we boldly blue-penciled paper copy.