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   Chapter 15 one corresponding to the singular, the other unlike it.

An English Grammar By William Malone Baskervill Characters: 487

Updated: 2017-11-30 00:04


custom-customs: (1) habits, ways; (2) revenue duties.

letter-letters: (1) the alphabet, or epistles; (2) literature.

number-numbers: (1) figures; (2) poetry, as in the lines,-

I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came.

-Pope.

Tel

l me not, in mournful numbers.

-Longfellow.

Numbers also means issues, or copies, of a periodical.

pain-pains: (1) suffering; (2) care, trouble,

part-parts: (1) divisions; (2) abilities, faculties.

Two classes of compound words.

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