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Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 219 words.

The predominant shorthand way of referring to September 11 2001, the day on which Al-Qaida launched airborne attacks on the

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99

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 43 words.

An ice cream with a chocolate flake in it. The ‘99’ was originally so called because the flake it carried

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999

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 123 words.

In Britain and Ireland the telephone number for summoning the emergency services (police, ambulance or fire brigade). It was introduced

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A

Bas Aarts.

in The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 32 words.

*Adverbial as an *element of *clause structure.

The symbol is used in some modern analyses of clause

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A

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 102 words.

1. Abbreviation for adjective; hence AP for *adjective phrase.

2. The *argument of a *transitive verb

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a-

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 163 words.

a prefix denoting lack of something or negation, represents Greek ἀ- before a consonant and becomes an- (Greek

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a-

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 207 words.

In origin a preposition, it is recorded from 1523 onwards in many literary works, (a) with be:

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-a

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 92 words.

Now being printed more and more to represent the sound that replaces of in rapid (especially popular or informal) speech,

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a

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 966 words.

A. Choice Between a and an.

The indefinite article a is used before words beginning with a consonant sound,

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A

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 156 words.

A1 excellent; first-rate. The full form of this expression is A1 at Lloyd's. In Lloyd's Register of Shipping, the

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