Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

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Offers definitions for English words and phrases, along with observations about the evolution of the dictionary since its first edition and tables that contain information for such topics as countries and chemical elements.ORIGIN C19: from Er., from clair a#39;cleara#39; + voir a#39;to seea#39;. clairvoyant agt; n. a person claiming to have clairvoyance. ... /a#39;klapbo:d, a#39;klabad/ agt; n. chiefly N. Amer. one of a series of long planks of wood with edges horizontally overlapping, covering the outer walls of buildings. ... PHRASES like the clappers Brit. informal very fast or hard. clapperboard agt; n. a device of hinged boards that are struck together at theanbsp;...

Title:Concise Oxford English Dictionary
Author:Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2011-08-18


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