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The Reader's Digest Great Encyclopedic Dictionary
The Reader's Digest Great Encyclopedic Dictionary Author:The Reader's Digest Association Special Supplements include: The Story of Writing, The History of English, Word Origins, Better Usage, Spelling, Punctuation, Capitalization, Grammar, Correspondence, Manuscript Preparation, Pronunciation, Dictionary of Space, Dictionary of Slang, Medical Dictionary, Quotations from Reader's Digest, First Names, Signs and Symbols, How to Find In... more »formation, Foreign Language Dictionaries: German, French, Spanish.« less
One of the most comprehensive dictionaries I have ever read. It must weigh 10 lbs. at least. It covers everything you could possibly want to know about words, grammar, parts of speech, foreign language usage, Latin abbreviations...you name it, this dictionary has it.