The result, then, of very great labor, the 'Dictionary' appeared in 1755.
'Dictionary,' in successive enlargements, ultimately, though not until after Johnson's death, became the standard, and it gave him at once the definite headship of English literary life.
Their old father gave each of them a fine horse; the one who knew the dictionary
and the daily paper by heart had a black horse, while the other who was so clever at corporation law had a milk- white one.
Last Sunday when I found seraphim in the dictionary
I was ashamed I had made it serrafim but seraphim is not a word you can guess at like another long one outlandish in this letter which spells itself.
You can begin with SCHLAG-ADER, which means artery, and you can hang on the whole dictionary
, word by word, clear through the alphabet to SCHLAG-WASSER, which means bilge-water--and including SCHLAG-MUTTER, which means mother-in-law.
His education progressed; but his greatest finds were in the inexhaustible storehouse of the huge illustrated dictionary
, for he learned more through the medium of pictures than text, even after he had grasped the significance of the bugs.
The names have been purposely concealed; my father himself does not know who this president was, and if he knows, he cannot tell you; proper names are not in the dictionary
Martin then proceeded to write down eight lines in English, of the most matter-of-fact kind, the first that came into his head; and to convert these, line by line, by main force of Gradus and dictionary
into Latin that would scan.
Fain am I to stagger to this emprise under the weightiest words of the dictionary
. And here be it said, that whenever it has been convenient to consult one in the course of these dissertations, I have invariably used a huge quarto edition of Johnson, expressly purchased for that purpose; because that famous lexicographer's uncommon personal bulk more fitted him to compile a lexicon to be used by a whale author like me.
It means more than all the words in the dictionary
can be made to mean.
After he had been through the grammar repeatedly, he took up the dictionary
and added twenty words a day to his vocabulary.
Here is one definition from a popular dictionary
: 'Any instrument or organization by which power is applied and made effective, or a desired effect produced.' Well, then, is not a man a machine?