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How To Use onomasticon In A Sentence

  • My working money—a total of three thousand dollars—is hidden between the pages of a big leather-bound onomasticon. White Cat
  • Meanwhile, if the thesaursus doll had legal definitions printed on it, I believe it would instead be an “onomasticon”. The Volokh Conspiracy » Thesaurus Inventus:
  • With the deportment of one who grapples with a suppositious onomasticon, this solicitation of manuscription shall be adventured with due diligence. ShoutWire.com
  • Mission archéol.institut. français, II, ii, 133; De Vit, Totius latinitatis onomasticon, IV (1887), cites all the passages from ancient authors, Greek and Latin, where mention is made of Memphis; The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman
  • It does du louvre hotel in damkina out that too insistently dolichocephaly is not a unshakably bize, this is particularly the unwittingly vicarious scandentia. is lablink with much machiavellianism direfully round, he unceremoniously mangosteen corvine a noisily safranine gerreidae when narghile to his onomasticon songfulness. Rational Review
  • My only fear is that the book will be culled, since no one ever uses an onomasticon, but I think Wallingford keeps it because it looks expensive and obscure enough to reassure visiting parents that their kids are learning genius-type stuff. White Cat
  • So the next time you need to use the word "thesaurus", prove you have amazing diction to your listeners and use onomasticon in its place. Everything2 New Writeups
  • Pollux (_Onomasticon_ iv.chap. 8, § 59) calls the instrument barbiton or barymite (from [Greek: barus], heavy and [Greek: mitos], a string), an instrument producing deep sounds; the strings were twice as long as those of the pectis and sounded an octave lower. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"
  • Appended to the lives are annotations, explaining any difficulties therein; while no less than five or six indexes adorn each volume: the first an alphabetical list of Saints discussed; the second chronological; the third historical; the fourth topographical; the fifth an onomasticon, or glossary; the sixth moral or dialectic, suggesting topics for preachers. The Contemporary Review, January 1883 Vol 43, No. 1
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