Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the English Writers Previous to the Nineteenth Century which are No Longer in Use, Or are Not Used in the Same Sense. And Words which are Now Used Only in the Provincial Dialects, Volume 1
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A fascinating read. Entries like "dog-eared" are still around. Unfortunately, as of this review, only the first volume exists within the Google online preview. Definition entries cut off halfway through, where Vol. 1 ends, at letter "F." I've noticed the same thign with other multi-volume dictionaries, such as Bouvier's 3rd Ed. Apparently, Google scans all these old books, but very few people bother to read them.
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