A Nautical Dictionary

By L.G. Carr Laughton, published August 1924

Abstract

An original objective of the Nautical Research Society was the collection of materials for the eventual publication of a nautical dictionary. The article notes the limited response from the readership to the appeal for comments and assistance with the proposal and reports the recent decision of the Society’s Council to rekindle the discussion. The nature of such a dictionary is discussed together with the difficulties in achieving a comprehensive finished product. The importance of a substantial contribution from the Society’s members is emphasised and a series of hints offered as to how books should be “read” in order to gather historical examples of word usages to support dictionary entries. The article concludes with illustrative examples of possible entries in the dictionary for the words “Board “ and “Boarding.”

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Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

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