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What Is It About Old Books?

»Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Books, College, Dictionary, Nostalgia, Reading, Writing | 0 comments

I just looked up the spelling of “gratuitous” in my freshman English dictionary: Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, a Merriam-Webster, based on Webster’s New International Dictionary, second edition.  Copyright, 1956, the same year I bought it. The spine is held together with clear plastic packing tape.  I love this old dictionary. Maybe you’re wondering (probably not) why I haven’t replaced it, bought a new one, or how I function with a dictionary that is 56 years old. I muddle through with online help and spell checker, but they don’t give me comfort like  my Merriam-Webster.  I just...

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