Tag: fascicle

Stacks of books

10 unusual words for book lovers

We rather suspect that you’re fond of reading – correct us if we’re being too hasty, but you have that look about you. Whether you’re reading at the gloaming (i.e. the best time of the day to read) or dawn, or in your bed or near the inglenook  – the undisputed best place to read in the winter […]

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8 words which share a birthday with the OED

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When W (yes, W) marked the end of the Dictionary


On 19 April 1928 the final section, or fascicle, of the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was published. Perhaps surprisingly, it covered the words in the range Wise to Wyzen; the fascicle dealing with X, Y, and Z had been published as long ago as 1921. This was because, for many years, there […]