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Usage in The American Heritage Dictionary
Guide to the Dictionary
Abbreviations and Labels Used in This Dictionary
Dictionary of the English Language
Indo-European Roots Appendix
Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans
Guide to Appendix
Indo-European Roots Sound Correspondences
Charts and Tables
Table of Alphabets
Books of the Bible
Three Principal Calendars
Periodic Table of the Elements
Geologic Time Scale
Planets of the Solar System
Taxonomy of Life
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