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From Webster’s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged
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corpus English Language:, gen. corporis [TA], pl. corpora ( ) The plural of this word is corpora, not corpi. 1. SYN: body (1). 2. Any body or mass. 3. The main part of an organ or other anatomic structure, as distinguished from the head or tail. SEE ALSO: body, diaphysis, soma. [L. body]corpus adiposum [TA]. SYN: fat-pad.corpus adiposum buccae [TA]. SYN: buccal fat-pad.
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Carbonell Basset, Delfín.An English and Spanish dictionary of slang and unconventional language = Diccionario castellano e inglés de argot y lenguaje informal.1. ed. Barcelona : Ediciones del Serbal, 1997.
Carbonell Basset, Delfín.Diccionario fraseológico : inglés-castellano, castellano-inglés : frases, expresiones, modismos, dichos, locuciones, idiotismos, refranes, etc. = A phraseological dictionary : English-Spanish, Spanish-English : phrases, expressions, locutions, clichés, idioms, sayings, saws, proverbs, etc.Barcelona : Ediciones del Serbal, c1995.
“a very specialized dictionary that deals
only with word synonyms and antonyms”
(Bopp and Smith)
Easy to use English Language:
Clear distinctions between entries
Gives informal and colloquial synonyms
Has a “see also” section for most entries
Example sentences for each main entry and for each synonym English Language:
Also includes an indexes of irregular verbs and of idiomatic use of prepositions
Guide to the Use of Familiar Quotations tells how the book is organized: chrono-logically by birth date of author
Index of Authors lists authors’ birth and death dates and page numbers
Index lists keywords alphabetically; tells page number and which entry on the page