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Peter Svenonius.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Interfaces

February 2007; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 17487 words.

This article is about basic word order, morphology, and their relationship to movement. It explores some cross-linguistically pervasive word-order tendencies in which the hierarchical...

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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. 36 words.

A comedy film (1979) starring Dudley Moore as a sexually obsessed middle-aged composer who marks his girls 1

1984

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. 215 words.

A year of the 20th century long regarded as apocalyptic and entered as such in the Oxford English Dictionary.

24/7

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. 58 words.

Every day; all the time. The reference is to something that occurs or is available 24 hours a day, seven

4′ 33′′

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. 96 words.

A controversial and certainly unusual work by the US composer John Cage (1912–92), scored for any instrument or

404

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. 31 words.

A slang term for someone who is clueless. It derives from the World Wide Web error message ‘404 not found’,

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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. 7 words.

4×4

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. 98 words.

Shorthand for ‘four by four’, as a colloquialism for a four-wheel drive vehicle, i.e. one that provides power directly from

7/7

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. 153 words.

The designation given by the press to the London bombings of 7 July 2005, on the model of 9/11

7:84

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. 55 words.

A radical touring theatre company founded in 1971 by the left-wing British playwright John McGrath (1935–2002). The name

9/11

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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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

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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Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 12 words.

Symbol for 1 are. 2 atto-. 3 year. [from French année]

a

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 56 words.

Symbol (light ital.) for 1 acceleration (in nonvector equations; a); in vector equations it is printed in bold italic

A

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 42 words.

1 A blood group and its associated antigen (see ABO).

2 Symbol for i acid-catalysed (see reaction

Å

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 4 words.

Symbol for angstrom.

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Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 66 words.

Symbol for 1 (light ital.) absorbance. 2 (light ital.) activity. 3 (light ital.) affinity (chemical). 4 (light ital.) area. 5

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Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 22 words.

Prefix denoting absence of, lacking, not (e.g. abiotic, *acellular, achromatic, asexual, anaerobic, anechoic, *anhydrous).

A

Edited by John Simpson and Jennifer Speake.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 8 words.