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Its scholarship, accuracy and reliability make it essentially the most major contributions to Arabic lexicography. it's was hoping that this masterpiece will aspect the way in which ot wider use of contemporary lexicographical rules within the compilation of dictionaries for prior sessions of the Arabic language.

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In erotic sense', and it quotes the verb charizomai, to pleasure someone. ) In mythology Charis is the wife of Hephaestus, or Vulcan. Vulcan's wife is Venus. 11 APRIL 1982 GUNG HO. A colleague on The Observer is puzzled by press references during the Falklands fighting to 'gung ho'. He guessed from context that it was a disparaging term for zealous, or enthusiastic - 'the Guardian is noticeably less gung ho about the war than the Sun or Daily Mail' - but where did it come from? Webster's Eighth New Collegiate says it was the 'motto (interpreted as meaning "work together") of certain US 39 marine raiders [Carlson's Raiders] in World War II, from the Chinese kung-he, short for .

Even quite locally sheem might be replaced by erm. 1 feel that quite often the apparent grammatical solecism is owed to the great changes in the morphology of pronouns over the centuries. What was the Wessex er (now, alas, disappearing)? And why is us a nominative in Wessex and possessive in Yorkshire? 'I leave you with a memorable sentence uttered in the 1920s by my grandfather's old housekeeper, then in her seventies; she lived to be ninety-eight. We had arrived late at Tiverton Station and the connection to Tiverton Junction had probably gone.

29 MAY 1983 DINNER/SUPPER. A barrister sits down with his wife in the evening to: soup and a roast with vegetables (cooked by her); cheese and fruit; modest wine; coffee. Dinner or supper? In Nicholas Nickleby Newman Noggs grumbles when he is kept working till 'five to three' that his correct dinner time is two and that he had his breakfast at eight. So, roughly, it would have been for most people, upper class, middle or low (though many of the last would have been grateful for one square meal a day, let alone two or three) .

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