Webster's Elementary-school Dictionary: Abridged from Webster's New International Dictionary, 900 Illustrations

American book Company, 1914 - 702 sider

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Side 32 - General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant...
Side 362 - Webster, is a figure of speech comparing two unlike things, that is often introduced by like or as (as in cheeks like a rose). A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in the ship plows the sea).
Side 160 - a form of government in which the supreme power is retained by the people and exercised either directly (absolute, or pure, democracy) or indirectly (representative democracy) through a system of representation and delegated authority periodically renewed, as in a constitutional representative government, or republic.
Side xv - When a word ends in y preceded by a consonant, change the y to i before adding a suffix (unless the suffix begins with i).
Side 99 - Greek legend, a monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon.
Side 261 - ... as security for the payment of a debt or the performance of a duty; and that the statute has taken away the right of the mortgagee to maintain ejectment.
Side 76 - At common law, the breaking and entering the house of another in the nighttime, with intent to commit a felony therein, whether the felony be actually committed or not.
Side 135 - I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country...
Side 65 - bond" can be found which does not imply or specifically provide that it is a writing. Webster's New International Dictionary defines "bond" as follows: "16. Law. A writing under seal by which a person binds himself to pay a certain sum on or before a future day appointed. This is a single, or simple bond. Usually a condition is added, that if the obligor shall do (or abstain from doing) a certain act on or before a time specified the obligation shall be void, but otherwise shall remain in full force.
Side vii - ACCENTS AND HYPHENS. The principal accent is indicated by a heavy mark ('), and the secondary accent by a lighter mark ('), at the end of the syllable.

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