Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

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Offers definitions for English words and phrases, along with observations about the evolution of the dictionary since its first edition and tables that contain information for such topics as countries and chemical elements.Fr. waitier, of Gmc origin; rel. to WAKE1. wait-a-bit n. chiefly S. African an acacia or other bush with hooked thorns that catch the ... 2 a small tray; a salver. waiting list (N. Amer. also wait list) n. a list of people waiting for something, especially housing or ... an annual festival and holiday in some parts of northern England.

Title:Concise Oxford English Dictionary
Author:Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2011-08-18


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