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If the S in Moose Comes Loose

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The Great Dictionary Caper

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The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

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