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Bryson•s Dictionary for Writers and Editors

Bryson•s Dictionary for Writers and Editors

Bryson•s Dictionary for Writers and

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  • Page 4 and 5: also by bill bryson � The Lost Co
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  • Page 9 and 10: Preface � This book is intended a
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  • Page 14 and 15: 2 Abidjan / Académie française Ab
  • Page 16 and 17: 4 acre / Addams, Jane acre. A unit
  • Page 18 and 19: 6 Aeneid / affidavit Aeneid. Epic p
  • Page 20 and 21: 8 Aguascalientes / Ala. Aguascalien
  • Page 22 and 23: 10 Alfredsson, Daniel / all time Al
  • Page 24 and 25: 12 altercation / Améthyste, Côte
  • Page 26 and 27: 14 Amtrak / anesthesia, anesthesiol
  • Page 28 and 29: 16 Ann-Margret / Antipodean Ann-Mar
  • Page 30 and 31: 18 Apfelstrudel / appraise, apprise
  • Page 32 and 33: 20 Arc de Triomphe / Arrows of the
  • Page 34 and 35: 22 Ashbery, John / assessor too ear
  • Page 36 and 37: 24 Attawapiskat / au naturel Attawa
  • Page 38 and 39: 26 Avenue of the Americas / Ayers R
  • Page 40 and 41: Bb Baader-Meinhof Gang. German unde
  • Page 42 and 43: 30 Balearic Islands / barbaric, bar
  • Page 44 and 45: 32 Barroso, José Manuel / Bataan B
  • Page 46 and 47: 34 Beaufort / Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Page 48 and 49: 36 Belarussian (or Belarusian) / Be
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    40 biathlon / blatant, flagrant bia

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    42 Boettcher Concert Hall / bonsoir

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    44 Bosnia and Herzegovina/Bosnia-He

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    46 boyfriend, girlfriend / breach,

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    48 British Guiana / brouhaha dukes

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    50 BST / Bundesrat, Bundestag BST.

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    52 burnt sienna / but burnt sienna.

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    Ccc ca. (Lat.) is the abbreviation

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    56 Cameroon/Cameroun / candelabrum

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    58 Canute / carafe Guangzhou. It is

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    60 carillon / Carrasquel, Chico car

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    62 cassowary / CCCP cassowary. Flig

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    64 center around / chafe, chaff cen

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    66 Chancellorsville, battle of / Ch

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    68 Chesapeake Bay / Chincoteague Ch

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    70 Chou En-lai / Cicero, Marcus Tul

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    72 C. Itoh / Clwyd C. Itoh. Japanes

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    74 Cohan, George M. / Colman, Ronal

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    76 committal / compendium committal

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    78 complete and unabridged / Congo

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    80 contemptible, contemptuous / con

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    82 corruptible / country, nation co

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    84 Cratchit, Bob / crocheted, croch

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    86 cupful / cut back cupful, pl. cu

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    Dd Dachau. Town near Munich, site o

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    90 Debussy, (Achille-) Claude / de

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    92 de Maupassant, (Henri René Albe

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    94 Deukmejian, George / diagnosis,

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    96 Dietrich, Marlene / dilettante D

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    98 discernible / dissect, dissectio

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    100 Dodecanese / dormouse Dodecanes

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    102 Double Top Mountain / douse, do

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    104 Duchamp, Marcel / Duns Scotus,

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    Ee each. When each precedes the nou

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    108 EEG / Eisenbahn EEG. Electroenc

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    110 elephantiasis / embarrass, emba

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    112 ennoble / EOKA ennoble. ennui.

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    114 E pluribus unum / especially, s

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    116 Euripides / eventuate Euripides

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    118 exorcise / E-ZPass exorcise. ex

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    120 Fahd bin Abdul Aziz / Farrar, S

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    122 FedEx Corporation / Ferraro, Ge

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    124 Fifth Third Bancorp / Fischer,

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    126 flaunt, flout / flounder, found

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    128 forbid, prohibit / former, latt

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    130 Fowler’s / Frankfurter, Felix

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    132 Friedrichshafen / further, fart

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    Ggg gabardine, gaberdine. The first

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    136 Gardner, Erle Stanley / GDP, GN

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    138 Geneviève, Sainte / Germany on

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    140 Gettysburg / Gillray, James Get

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    142 GNP, GDP / Good-natur’d Man,

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    144 Gould, Elliott / granddad, gran

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    146 grenadine / gross domestic prod

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    148 Guangdong, Guangzhou / guilleme

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    150 guttural / gypsy guttural. Not

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    152 Haile Selassie / Hammerstein, O

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    154 Harare / Harvard University Har

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    156 Hebrides / heir apparent, heir

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    158 Hepplewhite / Herzog & de Meuro

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    160 Hikmatyar (or Hekmatyar), Gulbu

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    162 Hoffmann, The Tales of / holoca

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    164 Honecker, Erich / horde, hoard

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    166 Hua Guofeng / Hussein, Saddam H

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    168 hypothermia / Hywel hypothermia

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    170 Ictinus / Iguassu (or Iguaçu)

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    172 imply, infer / inadmissible imp

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    174 indefatigable / individual inde

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    176 infinitude / iniquitous infinit

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    178 in situ / international courts

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    180 inveigh, inveigle / Iroquois in

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    182 Issigonis, Sir Alec / Izvestia

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    184 James’s, St. / Jellicoe, John

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    186 jihad / Jordaens, Jakob jihad.

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    Kk Kaaba. Sacred shrine at Mecca. K

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    190 keeshond / Khamenei, Ayatollah

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    192 kimono / Klinefelter syndrome k

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    194 Köln / Krafft-Ebing, Baron, Ri

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    196 Kurile Islands / Kyzyl-Kum the

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    198 laissez-faire / languid, limpid

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    200 LaSorda, Tom / lay, lie LaSorda

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    202 lederhosen / Leinster lederhose

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    204 Lesseps, Ferdinand Marie, Vicom

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    206 lighted, lit / limited mately c

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    208 Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyr

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    210 Lyly, John / Lysistrata (“a l

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    212 Macdonald, Ross / MacNeice, (Fr

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    214 Magna Carta (or Charta) / Maki,

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    216 mandamus / March, Fredric manda

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    218 Marsalis, Wynton / masterful, m

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    220 McCarthy, Joseph (Raymond) / Mc

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    222 Medici / Melanchthon, Philipp (

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    224 Menuhin, Yehudi / metathesis th

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    226 Mientkiewicz, Doug / Mindanao M

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    228 Mississauga / modem Mississauga

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    230 moniker / moose moniker (not mo

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    232 most / Muhammad (or Mohammed) m

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    234 Muslim / Myanmar, Burma Muslim

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    Nnn NAACP. National Association for

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    238 NCAA / neither NCAA. National C

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    240 neurasthenia / Niigata neurasth

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    242 nom de guerre / not so much nom

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    Oo o O, oh, oho. The first normally

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    246 odometer / O. Henry odometer. D

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    248 one / on to, onto one can be a

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    250 opus magnum, magnum opus / Orig

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    252 Oudenarde, Battle of / Oxford M

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    p Pp pablum (or pabulum). Food; in

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    256 Pankhurst, Emmeline / par excel

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    258 parturition / paterfamilias and

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    260 pederasty / penniless pederasty

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    262 perceptible / perpetrate, perpe

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    264 Petrovskoye / Philippines, Repu

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    266 pianssimo, pianississimo / Pier

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    268 piranha / plate tectonics piran

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    270 plumage / Pollaiuolo, Antonio d

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    272 porcupine. porcupine / possessi

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    274 pour, pore / precondition, prep

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    276 pretension, but pretentious / p

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    278 Promised Land, the / proper nou

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    280 provenance / Punxsutawney prove

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    Qq q Qaddafi/Gaddafi, Muammar al-.

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    284 Queens College / quincentennial

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    Rr rabbet. Type of groove used in c

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    288 Rastafarianism / reason ...is b

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    290 Regent’s Park / repartee Rege

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    292 Reykjavik / Richter scale Reykj

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    294 Rive Gauche / Rohrabacher, Dana

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    296 Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana / Royal We

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    Sss Saarbrücken, Germany. Saarinen

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    300 sangfroid / Sargent, John Singe

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    302 savoir-faire, savoir-vivre / Sc

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    304 Schollander, Don / Schweitzer,

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    306 SDI / seismograph, seismometer,

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    308 septicemia / ’s Gravenhage se

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    310 Shays’ Rebellion / Shinawatra

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    312 sieve / sine qua non sieve. sig

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    314 skillful. skirmish. skillful /

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    316 Sotheby’s / Spinoza, Baruch d

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    318 Stamford, Stanford / Steffens,

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    320 Storey, David / Streisand, Barb

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    322 Sucre / Surayud Chulanont, Gene

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    324 syllabub (or sillabub) / Szymbo

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    326 Tamaulipas / Tartuffe themselve

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    328 tectonics / terra firma tectoni

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    330 that (as a conjunction) / Thimp

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    332 Thruway / time Thruway is the c

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    334 Togolese / tornadoes This sente

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    336 Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de / tr

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    338 troglodyte / tsunami troglodyte

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    340 tyrannous. tyrannous / Tyus, Wy

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    342 Ukraine / underdog Ukraine. For

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    344 unison / unpractical/impractica

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    346 Uruguay / Utzon, Jørn Uruguay.

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    Vvv vacillate. vade-mecum. A handbo

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    350 VE Day (or V-E Day) / verbal ag

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    352 via / Virgil via, meaning “by

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    354 vocal cords / von Sternberg, Jo

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    Ww w wacky. Waikiki. Beach and dist

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    358 weather conditions / Westcheste

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    360 whim, whimsy / who, whom and no

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    362 Wimbledon / woolen Wimbledon. T

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    364 wreak havoc / Wynette, Tammy wr

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    Yyy Yablonovy Range, Russia. Yahoo!

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    Zzz Zaandam, Zaanstad, Netherlands.

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    370 Zsigmond, Vilmos / Zworykin, Vl

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    372 Appendix creased. Consider “L

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    374 Appendix A rarer error is seen

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    376 Appendix when they suggest a pa

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    378 Appendix parentheses. Parenthet

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    380 Appendix quently writers fail t

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    382 Appendix Words Ending in -able

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    384 Appendix Abbr. City Airport Nam

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    386 Appendix Metric Prefixes Prefix

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    388 Appendix Country Currency Vietn

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    390 Bibliography and Suggested Read

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    Glossary � Grammatical terms are,

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    Glossary � 395 of the verb. In

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    Glossary � 397 often used when th

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