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However, that is not always the case: for some bases (e.g., altogether, low, dry), both affixes seem to remain in competition, because they are classified as in use in the OED; for others, forms do not actually co-exist with the sense STATIVE at any point in time: [laxative.sub.N] decays in 1527 (OED2) and laxativeness is attested earliest in 1610 (OED2), [watertight.sub.N] is only attested once in the OED in 1539 (OED3) and watertightness's earliest attestation is in 1826 (OED3).
The changes in the use of the suffix {-ITY} (from the French -ite and Latin -itat-, -itas, OED2, s.
The OED2 contained 15 percent more headwords than the first edition of the OED.
In OED2, Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet, Act I) is credited with the earliest mention of an article of furniture (indicative of relative wealth) known as the `court cupboard'.
the two verbs, yet we will unhesitatingly reject munch as a candidate for the second slot.(64) Again, OED1 and OED2 offer no help with the distinction in meaning uncovered by this synchronic technique.(65)
With a price tag of $895.00, the OED2 on CD-ROM is not for everyone.
In contrast to cuckold (1589-, OED2), cuckoldize is only attested once in the OED, in the 17th century with a label of "obsolete, rare":
29) is first recorded from an Australian source in OED2 as 1954; "micks" (Catholics, p.
00 Although Venus of course achieved its precise degree of exaltation in Pisces 27 during each of its three periods in that sign, Saturn's one exaltation (or two, according to Stadius) in Libra 21 lay outside all Venus', so the poem's possible reference could only be based on the commonly accepted approximation which deemed it sufficient for the planet to be within the sign (see Eade, ibid., and 132-4, 138, 141-2, 145 (Chaucer), and OED2 quotations under 'exalt' v.
For instance, the blends brinner [left arrow] br(eakfast + d)inner [2008] 'breakfast eaten at dinner time' (Urban Dictionary) and blaxploitation [left arrow] bla(ck + e)xploitation [1972] 'the exploitation of black people' (OED2) belong to extra-grammatical morphology, in that they are only partially predictable, whereas the regular derived words mini-break or breaker or the compound blackbird are fully predictable from their inputs.
All the historical information is based on the Oxford English dictionary, Version 2.0 on CD-ROM (OED2).