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The Meaning of Everything : the Story of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Author: Simon Winchester OBE
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The creation of the first Oxford English Dictionary was an extraordinary endeavour, lasting over 70 years. In The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester recounted one fascinating episode; in The Meaning of Everything, he tells the whole story of the host of characters who carried out 'the greatest enterprise of its kind in history'.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Winchester OBE, Simon.
Meaning of Everything : The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2018
Named Person: James A H Murray; Frederick James Furnivall; Frederick James Furnivall; James A H Murray
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winchester OBE
ISBN: 9780192545671 0192545671
OCLC Number: 1031967706
Description: 1 online resource (333 pages)
Contents: Cover; The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary: Second Edition; Copyright; Dedication; Preface; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; The Meaning of Everything: The Story of Oxford English Dictionary; Prologue; 1: Taking the Measure of It All; 1. The Making; 2. The Measuring; 3. The Mission; 2: The Construction of the Pigeon-Holes; 3: The Generel Officer Commanding; 4: Battling with the Undertow; 5: Pushing through the Untrodden Forest; 6: So Heavily Goes the Chariot; 7: The Hermit and the Murderer-and Herward Thimbleby Prince. 8: From Take to Turn-down-and then, Triumphal ValedictionEpilogue: And Always Beginning Again; The Periodical, 'The Oxford English Dictionary Completed 1884-1928'; Bibliography and Further Reading; Index; Picture Acknowledgements.

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The creation of the first Oxford English Dictionary was an extraordinary endeavour, lasting over 70 years. In The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester recounted one fascinating episode; in The Meaning of Everything, he tells the whole story of the host of characters who carried out 'the greatest enterprise of its kind in history'.

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