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An English Grammar By William Malone Baskervill Characters: 829

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aborigines

amends

annals

assets

antipodes

scissors

thanks

spectacles

vespers

victuals

matins

nuptials

oats

obsequies

premises

bellows

billiards

dregs

gallows

tongs

Occasionally singular words.

Sometimes, however, a few of these words have the construction of singular nouns. Notice the following:-

They cannot get on without each other any more tha

n one blade of a scissors can cut without the other.-J. L. Laughlin.

A relic which, if I recollect right, he pronounced to have been a tongs.-Irving.

Besides this, it is furnished with a forceps.-Goldsmith.

The air,-was it subdued when...the wind was trained only to turn a windmill, carry off chaff, or work in a bellows?-Prof. Dana.

In Early Modern English thank is found.

What thank have ye?-Bible

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