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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

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A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

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The New Oxford American Dictionary

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The Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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The Lover's Dictionary

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Ultimate Visual Dictionary

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The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

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W Is For Webster: Noah Webster and his American Dictionary

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