1. an unabridged dictionary constructed on historical principles
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How To Use OED In A Sentence

  • It might as well be closed, because in many American hospitals you're simply shooed from the windowsill after you've been nursed back to health (usually in 72 hours or less), and you're expected to "fly" on your own. Mark Lachs, M.D.: Care Transitions: The Hazards of Going In and Coming Out of the Hospital
  • If to "get 'borked' was 'to be unscrupulously torpedoed by an opponent ... to get' miered '[i] s to be' unscrupulously torpedoed by an ally. ' Revolution
  • Plans for the dam have been vetoed by the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • NHS penpusher boom: Wages bill is up £78m as 'costly' drugs are vetoed Home | Mail Online
  • What's more, the mountain was haloed by phosphorescent blue bands of some sort of energy crackling all around it.
  • Experts agree that hippos belong to the mammalian order Artiodactyla, a group of even-toed, hoofed creatures whose extant representatives include camels, pigs and ruminants such as cows.
  • Late in the day, just after we had feasted on the fruits of a wild cacao, we came upon a three-toed sloth climbing slowly through the upper branches of a cecropia tree. One River
  • Supposedly olive oil is the only oil that can be shampooed out. Head Lice and Shame « Colleen Anderson
  • As he completed his speech, the room echoed with applause and cheers of celebration.
  • They shared the joy and burden of editing for the next thirteen years, the longest period of any coeditorship in the journal's existence.
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