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(Mostly but not all) From May '97 NetGuide (Kathleen Sands)

     -- WORDS --

WWWebster Dictionary - Enter word and get meaning, pronunciation,
function, origin, synonyms - can get similar words if not sure of
spelling --- rated "Invaluable"

OneLook - Searches >479,000 words in 81 dictionaries.  Can
use an asterisk to expand possibilities or if not sure of spelling,
and you _realize_ it ... e.g. h*pocrit* works, but _not_ h*pocrit

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Passages, phrases and proverbs traced to their sources
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Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
Helps find synonyms for particular terms, or you can browse
classes of words.  (Has a nice applications feature, you can
choose to cut out the exchange of cookies, which can cause
problems/delays with some browsers)

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The Old Farmer's Almanac
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Article-ID: 04_1997&4553094
Score: 78
Subject: Lifton's Labor Law Letter #12