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Encyclopedia Britannica online:
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Oxford English Dictionary online:
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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
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Foreign Language Dictionaries
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- Spanish: PC 4640
- Italian: PC 1640
- French: PC2640
- English: PE 1625-PE1628
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