Thomas Paikeday t.paikeday at SYMPATICO.CA
Tue Dec 18 20:24:50 UTC 2001

Good to have a response; thanks David.

However, for me, BDC and OED belong to a different world.

Incidentally, is there a good formal definition of "cut a check" in your
dictionaries or anywhere else? My own collection of dictionaries is not
very comprehensive.

Definitions are a necessary evil for me but the shorter the sweeter,
like those given in the Cambridge International Dictionary of English,
supposedly for "learners."

Happy Holidays.


Barnhart wrote:
> t.paikeday at SYMPATICO.CA,Net writes:
> .... Personally, I'd like to see a dictionary that has more of good
> >contemporary idiomatic English text and less of the abstract kind of
> >definitions and which can be searched like Google. In
> dictionary-making,
> >text should increase, "definitions" should decrease. End of
> self-serving
> >lecture.
> >
> Rather like you find in The Barnhart Dictionary Companion?
> End of my self-serving response.
> Happy Holidays to all,
> David
> barnhart at

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