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www.oed.com takes you to the Oxford English
Dictionary homepage!
Type a word in here and click on
skyscraper
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Press one of these buttons to reveal more
information
The OED is an historical dictionary and displays
meanings in chronological order skyscraper
did not always mean what we think it is now!
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I say old sky-scraper, is it cold up
there? Quotations revealed
List by date gives all the words with a first
cited date of that year
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Quotations by Chaucer and Shakespeare each
different meaning of the word nice is
illustrated by a range of historical quotations
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  • Find out which words cite
  • Chinese in the etymology
  • Select Simple Search
  • Choose etymologies from menu
  • Enter chinese as search term

An interesting result barefoot as in
barefoot doctor.
Type in a search term and select a source
Select Simple Search
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barefoot entry showing Quotations and history
of the phrase barefoot doctor
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Combine a search on two words by using different
operators for example fear and spider
represents one or no letter this search will
find spider and spiders
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Click here to return to the homepage
Your result
Click here for help
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Or look at the maps and full colour captioned
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Go straight to a subject or a book
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Link to relevant articles in ORO
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Select a subject Timeline
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