A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language

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Collins and Hannay, 1881 - English language - 591 pages

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Page 46 - L, preceded by a mute, and followed by e, in a final syllable, has an imperfect sound, which does not do much honour to our language. The /, in this situation, is neither sounded like el nor le, but the e final is suppressed, and the preceding mute articulates the /, without either a preceding or a succeeding vowel; so that this sound may be called A monster in Grammar — a syllable without a vowel ! This will easily be perceived in the words aile, talle, circle, &c.
Page 227 - A kind of walk along the floor of a house, into which the doors of the apartments open ; the upper seats in a church ; the scats in a playhouse above the pit, in which the meaner people sit.
Page 348 - To put out of one place into another, to put in motion ; to give an impulse to ; to propose, to recommend ; to persuade ; to prevail on the mind ; to affect, to touch pathetically, to stir passion ; to make angry : to conduct regularly in motion.
Page 238 - GRAFF, graft or graft". va To insert a scion or branch of one tree into the stock of another ; to propagate by insertion or inoculation ; to insert into a place or...
Page 5 - Is it the usage of the multitude of speakers, whether good or bad ? This has never been asserted by the most sanguine abettors of its authority. Is it the usage of the studious in schools and colleges, with those of the learned professions...
Page 182 - Any mechanical complication, in which various movements and parts concur to one effect...
Page 135 - tis in my custody. Oth. Ha! lago. O, beware, my lord, of jealousy ; It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on : that cuckold lives in bliss Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger ; But, O, what damned minutes tells he o'er Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves ! Oth.
Page 61 - Many respectable speakers pronounce this word so as to rhyme with howl, the noise made by a dog. Dr Johnson, Mr Elphinstone, and Mr Perry declare for it ; but Mr Sheridan, Mr Scott, Dr Kenrick, and Mr Smith pronounce it as the vessel to hold liquor, rhyming with hole.
Page 184 - A vain belief of private revelation ; a vain confidence of divine favour or communication.
Page 131 - A curb is an iron chain, made fast to the upper part of the branches of the bridle, running over the beard of the horse ; restraint, inhibition, opposition.

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