OED's latest update
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Attached is the OED's latest update.
I guess "lebkuchen" and "Pad Thai" are both no "boxercise."
Subj: OED Online December update
Date: 12/14/2002 5:09:40 AM Eastern Standard Time
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Dear Barry Popik
We are pleased to announce that the latest quarterly update to OED Online is
now available at www.oed.com.
EXPLORE OVER 2200 NEW AND REVISED WORDS...
The latest alphabetical range to be revised is MONO to MOTRIX (see
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update throws several hats into the ring, including the MORIAN (a
16th-century brimmed helmet), the MORTIER (a cap of office worn by various
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