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From the beginning, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary was intended to be an abridgement of the full Oxford English Dictionary. The first editor, William Little, was appointed in 1902. He worked on it until his death in 1922, after which the dictionary was completed by H. W. Fowler, Jessie Coulson, and C. T. Onions. The First Edition was published in 1933, in two volume ...more
Hardcover, 3742 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Oxford University Press (first published 1933)
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Yes. I am a writer. I love my OED.
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Title: Trumble, W., Siefring, J., & Bailey, C. (2007). The shorter Oxford English dictionary (6th ed.) (2 vols.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Reviewer: Jessica L. Cooper

Type: Dictionary

Call Number: REF 423

Brief Description: This etymological dictionary traces the meanings of words in the English language throughout history. It is the abridged version of the massive, multi-volume Oxford English Dictionary.

Cost: $175.00

Review Citation: Bemis, M. (2007). [Review of The shorter Oxford Eng
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