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An exercise book is a book or booklet of blank pages, often ruled or lined, designed usually for school or other academic use to accommodate written exercises, sums, diagrams, graphs ... ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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198 words

... book Throughout the 19 th century, into the 1890s , the main sense of the term ‘ exercise book ’ was of a printed schoolbook containing exercises to be worked in a specific subject, such as Latin or arithmetic. Exercise book s in what is now the more usual sense of *blank books —intended for schoolchildren writing notes, exercises, and essays—exist, however, from the mid-18 th century. The George Washington papers included unlined exercise book s, termed ‘school copy books’ and containing exercises in arithmetic, geometry, and surveying, from ...

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
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70 words

... book An exercise book is a book or booklet of blank pages, often ruled or lined, designed usually for school or other academic use to accommodate written exercises, sums, diagrams, graphs, compositions, translations, etc. Many family archives, chiefly from the eighteenth century onwards, include such items, preserved perhaps partly for nostalgic reasons, partly because of the amount of work that went into them and the information they might...

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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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5 words
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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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5 words
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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: English-Irish

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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5 words
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Pocket Modern Oxford Welsh Dictionary: English-Welsh

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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9 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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52 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
33 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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24 words
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An exercise book is a book or booklet of blank pages, often ruled or lined, designed usually for school or other academic use to accommodate written exercises, sums, diagrams, graphs ...
Passive Voice

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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...using passive voice? There are three. First, passive voice usually adds a couple of unnecessary words. Second, when it doesn't add those extra words, it fails to say squarely who has done what. That is, the sentence won't mention the actor with a by -phrase ( The book was written vs. The book was written by Asimov ). Third, the passive subverts the normal word order for an English sentence, making it harder for readers to process the information. To put it a little more dramatically, “The impersonal passive voice [is] an opiate that cancels responsibility,...

Popular Culture

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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5,520 words
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Oxford University Press

...at Holborn; and they exercised sensibility by giving money to a poignant African beggar, who may even have been the actual Billy Waters, celebrated ‘King of the Beggars’, whom Egan had inserted in his mixed fictive and documentary account. As a woman in humble circumstances, Southcott typically had far less exposure to literature than male counterparts like Clare and Egan—her early reading was virtually confined to the Bible and an aunt's hymn-book. Yet her famous prophecies were also deeply influenced by half a dozen chap-book romances which she later...

Phrasal Adjectives

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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2,154 words
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Oxford University Press

...although a bookstore is where we buy books, for secondhand books we go to a used-book store (not a used bookstore or a used-bookstore ); and although a schoolteacher teaches school, a Sunday-school teacher teaches Sunday school. Cf. watermark . F. Proper Nouns. When a name is used attributively as a phrasal adjective, it ordinarily remains unhyphenated. E.g.: “The Terry Maher strategy put immediate pressure on rival bookshop chains.” Raymond Snoddy , “Book Price War Looms in Britain,” Fin. Times , 28– 29 Sept. 1991 , at 1. This becomes quite...

Illogic

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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1,734 words
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Oxford University Press

...purposes, logic is essential. Some readers will seek out holes in the logic; but almost all readers will be distracted if they notice this type of problem. In evaluating our own writing, therefore, we should strictly follow idiom and usage, but otherwise apply logic. The exercise will tighten your prose. Since idiom does not yet prefer ✳could care less , much less require it, write couldn't care less . Logically speaking, if you say that you ✳could care less , then you’re admitting that you care to some extent. ( See couldn't care less .) Logic will...

Poverty

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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6,179 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...of human nature and of the economic market, clerics in particular saw properly constituted and well-exercised charity as the key to re-establishing harmony between social classes. By 1822 London alone had nearly 500 benevolent institutions. Here and in the provinces, charity expressed more than one social vision and was an important focus for middle-class male sociability, political aspiration, and influence; it offered women formal opportunities to exercise patronage and assert their capabilities, albeit usually under the direction of men. The number and...

Law

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,210 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...( 1717 ), and the Irish Dependency Act ( 1720 ) were dramatic affirmations of that supremacy (as were the *Act of Union with Ireland in 1800 and the Catholic Relief Act of 1829 ). Nevertheless, hidden tensions between the continuance of the common law tradition and the full exercise of parliamentary sovereignty became apparent during the reign of George III . In the first place, the legal establishment took it for granted that the common law courts should remain the foundational source of regular legal development. Hence the Westminster Hall jurisdictions...

Religion

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,549 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...underwent a gradual absorption into the new denomination of *Unitarianism , which also claimed a small remnant of the Baptists who had from their beginnings held to the possibility of universal redemption. Unitarians retained the traditional leadership that had been exercised by Presbyterians over Dissent as a whole, notably in the Dissenting deputies, established in the early eighteenth century to protect the rights of Dissenters and, if possible, to advance them. The deputies did little more than hold ground already taken, until in 1813 they...

Population Levels and Trends

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
4,124 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...Population: A History since the Domesday Survey (2003). The most difficult period for demographic study is the Middle Ages, before parish registers were first kept in 1538 . The Domesday Book , lay subsidies, and the poll tax returns of 1377–81 are poor guides to total population figures. Estimates of the population of England at the time of the Domesday Book vary from 1.5 to 2.25 million. It is accepted that population rose considerably in the 12th and 13th centuries, to perhaps 5 or 6 million or more by 1300 . Historians now place the level of the...

Irish Local and Family History

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Kevin Whelan

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
4,945 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

... 1798 rebellion. Another pioneer was James Donnelly , in his landmark book The Land and the People of Nineteenth‐Century Cork ( 1975 ), and in his subsequent work on popular protest. In Ulster, W. H. Crawford's detailed studies have always insisted on the primacy of local contexts; over four decades in different institutions, he has championed the role of local history. A magnificent example of what can be achieved via detailed local case studies is Willie Smyth's award‐winning book Map‐Making, Landscapes and Memory: A Geography of Colonial and Early...

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