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William Little (1) (1848–1922)

Autor(a) de The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles

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Obras por William Little

The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles (1933) — Contribuidor — 550 exemplares
Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Vol. 2 (1933) — Editor — 43 exemplares
Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Vol. 1 (1933) — Editor — 37 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1848-05-03
Data de falecimento
1922-01-14
Localização do túmulo
Eastern Cemetery, Lelant, Cornwall, England, UK
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Manchester, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Lelant, Cornwall, England, UK
Locais de residência
13 Portland Street, Manchester, England, UK
3 Park Row, Westminster, England, UK
Grey House, Carbis Bay, Cornwall, England, UK
Penlu, Tuckingmill, Camborne, England, UK
Beauly, Lelant, Cornwall, England, UK
Educação
Oxford University (Corpus Christi) (B.A. Literae Humaniores) (1872)
Oxford University (Corpus Christi) (M.A.) (1874)
Lincoln's Inn, London, England, UK (barrister-at-law) (1884)
Ocupações
academic lecturer
librarian
academic dean
proctor
barrister-at-law
conveyancer (mostrar todos 7)
dictionary editor
Organizações
Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Court of Chancery
Oxford English Dictionary
Prémios e menções honrosas
Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford (1871)

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Having entirely lost his hearing due to necrosis of both ears, he was compelled to give up work in the legal profession whilst still a young man. From 1912 to 1921, working entirely alone, he prepared the manuscript for letters A to T, and V, of the first edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.

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It's great to have a Collins alongside as they compliment each other, but this is simply superb and the full 20-odd volume version is on my "when I win the lottery" shopping list.
 
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expatscot | 6 outras críticas | Feb 13, 2018 |
Those who urge you to throw away your old dictionary and stick with the most modern are mad, mad, mad! This is the best dictionary I have so far and I am so delighted with it. I need a dictionary to look up words I don't know, and to give subtle shadings of words I do know. This dictionary does that far better than my 1975 and 2002 dictionaries (which admittedly are shorter editions), and gives words that have fallen out of the newest in favour of "trackpants" and the like. Using the three together is an education in the evolution not only of words but of our view of them. Just a wonderful book. So pleased I found it.… (mais)
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thesmellofbooks | 6 outras críticas | Dec 12, 2010 |
(Reviewing the 1955 3rd ed. rev.) This is old and the definitions of naughty words are circumlocutional at best. However, it has marvelous things like explanations of emphatic "shall," and, being abridged, it does not require a magnifying glass to read the etymologies and first usages, which are the best part of any Oxford dictionary. It's also big enough to be used for a booster chair.
 
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aulsmith | 6 outras críticas | Jun 21, 2009 |
Second only to the Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare, it is the richest entrypoint into the English Language.
 
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paulsikora | 6 outras críticas | Nov 6, 2006 |

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G. W. S. Friedrichsen Revision editor
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G. W. S. Friendrichsen Revision editor
James Augustus Henry Murray Original Editor, Originator
J. Coulson Editor

Estatísticas

Obras
20
Membros
674
Popularidade
#37,468
Avaliação
4.9
Críticas
7
ISBN
21
Línguas
1

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