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By Joshua C. Kendall on March 17, 2011
http://www.thenation.com/article/159277/minor-exception WC Minor, the “madman” of Simon Winchester’s compelling narrative about the making of the OED, was no amateur lexciographer, as historians have long assumed. Three days before the start of the Civil War, he signed a contact to work on a major revision of Webster’s American Dictionary. And as I show, based on my archival research […]