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Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary Of The English Language Hardcover – January 1, 1964

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: World Publishing (January 1, 1964)
  • ASIN: B000X01FWE
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,321,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By D. Blankenship HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on May 1, 2008
This old Webster's Dictionary is probably the most valuable book I have ever owned. I love this old book. When we were first married, some 44 years ago, we were traveling through a small town in Alabama. We were sort of broke, living on this and that, luck and love. We stopped in a small town that happened to have a grocery store. We went in to buy food as we certainly could not afford a restaurant of any sort at that time. As luck would have it, this store had a promotional sale going on. Buy $10.00 worth of food, and they would, for only a dollar more, would toss in this wonderful dictionary. We only had about eight dollars between us at that time, but by digging in the floor boards of the car and behind the seats, we came up with the coin we needed. (Finding six pop bottles at a rest stop the day before did not hurt...three cents each - refund!). Best buy we ever made. (The bread was a bit stale from that store, and I swear the packages of pickle loaf meat had sort of a green tinge, but that was okay, we got our book!)

Over the years I have used this one a lot. I can promise you that I have yet to find one spelling error in it. The dictionary contains more than 330,000 definitions, over 2,000 pages plus an additional 350 pages of notes and maps. It weighs a bit over five pounds and is at least five inches thick and has a hard, durable cover. The binding on the book is excellent. This is all quite important, as this book has served us well for more than merely looking up words. Let me explain and illustrate the various roles this work has played throughout the years.

It has been a rodent exterminator. We lived in a small, and I mean a really small apartment in Turkey for a number of years.
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