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All Blacks the New Zealand Rugby team, named from the colour of the players' strip; the name was first applied to the team by British journalists at the beginning of the 1905 tour of...

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Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 16 words.

OE. all (eall) = OS., OHG. al (Du. al, G. all). ON. allr, Goth. alls.

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Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 227 words.

1 all or all of.

All can be used before singular or plural nouns, and of is not needed

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Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 227 words.

1. all or all of.

All can be used before singular or plural nouns, and of is not needed

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Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 593 words.

all along all the time; from the beginning.

all and sundry everyone. 1991 Sunday Times In the manner of an

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Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 724 words.

A. All (of).

The better construction is to omit of and write, when possible, “All the attempts failed.”

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Bryan A. Garner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

January 2000; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 233 words.

All (of).

The more formal construction is to omit of and write, when possible, “All the attempts failed.”

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all

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 124 words.

adjective & adverb all hands and the cook informal everybody. all on informal (of a fight etc.) unrestrained, with no

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Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 382 words.

The question whether to use all or all of has been debated since the 19c.; few debates in the history of usage can have been more pointless. ...

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Alls

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 17 words.

English or Irish: unexplained; perhaps a variant of All or a reduced form of Allis.

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All Blacks the New Zealand Rugby team, named from the colour of the players' strip; the name was first applied to the team by British journalists at the beginning of the 1905 tour of...

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Alling

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 63 words.

1. English: variant of Allen.

2. German: habitational name from either of two places called Alling, one in Bavaria

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Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 472 words.

Formed in 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA, from the ashes of the Descendents, All originally comprised Bill Stevenson

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 142 words.

all, appal (US appall), awl, Bacall, ball, bawl, befall, Bengal, brawl, call, caul, crawl, Donegal, drawl, drywall,

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 142 words.

all, appal (US appall), awl, Bacall, ball, bawl, befall, Bengal, brawl, call, caul, crawl, Donegal, drawl, drywall,

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allative

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 29 words.

*Case whose basic role is to indicate movement to or towards some location: e.g. schematically, I-walked shop-all...

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allative

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 25 words.

Case whose basic role is to indicate movement to or towards some location: e.g. schematically, I-walked shop-all ‘I

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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Formed in 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA, from the ashes of the Descendents, All originally comprised Bill Stevenson (drums), Stephen Egerton (guitar), Karl Alvarez (bass) and Dave...

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in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 333 words.

All Blacks the New Zealand Rugby team, named from the colour of the players' strip; the name was first applied to the team by British journalists at the beginning of the ...

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all-around

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 18 words.

is an optional AmE variant of all-round (The best all-around American school / A good all-around player).

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all-around

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 39 words.

An optional American English variant (everything on this all-around Italian menu is good; the best all-around American city school; a good all-around player...

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