Onions

/un"yeuhnz/, n.
Charles Talbut /tawl"beuht, tal"-/, 1873-1965, English lexicographer and philologist.

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  • Onions,Charles Talbut — On·ions (ŭnʹyənz), Charles Talbut. 1873 1965. British philologist and lexicographer who was coeditor of the Oxford English Dictionary from 1914 to 1933. * * * …   Universalium


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