Society for Pure English Tract 4 eBook

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Add to Table I (p. 7)

  band, [^1] a tie, [^2] a company.

  bend, [^1] verb, [^2] heraldic sub.

  bay, [^1] tree, [^2] arm of sea, [^3] window,
    [^4] barking of dog, and ‘at bay’,
    [^5] a dam, [^6] of antler, [^7] a colour.

  blaze, [^1] of flame, [^2] to sound forth.

  bluff, [^1] adj. & sub. = broad = fronted,
    [^2] blinker, [^3] sub. and v. confusing [^1] and [^2].

  boom, [^1] to hum, [^2] _= beam_.

  cant, [^1] whine, [^2] to tilt.

  chaff, [^1] of wheat, [^2] _= chafe (slang)_.

  cove, [^1] a recess, [^2] _= chap (slang)_.

  file, [^1] string, [^2] rasp, [^3] _= to defile_.

  grave, [^1] sub., [^2] adj.

  hind, [^1] fem. of stag, [^2] a peasant, [^3] adj. of behind.

  limb, [^1] member, [^2] edge, [^3] limn.

  limber, [^1] shaft of cart (verb in artillery),
    [^2] naut. subs., [^3] adj. pliant.

  loom, [^1] subs., [^2] v.

  nice, gneiss.

  ounce, [^1] animal, [^2] a weight.

  plash, [^1] _= pleach_, [^2] a puddle.

  port, [^1] demeanour, & military v.,
    [^2] haven, [^3] gate & naut.= port-hole,
    [^4] _= larboard_, [^5] a wine.

  shingle, [^1] a wooden tile, [^2] gravel,
    [^3] (in pl.) a disease.

  shrub, [^1] a bush, [^2] a drink.

  smack, [^1] a sounding blow, [^2] a fishing boat, [^3] taste.

  throw, throe.

Also note that so should be added to sew, sow, and that the words leech, leach, are not sufficiently credited with etymological variety:  [see below p. 33].

To Table II add

  when, wen.

To Table VIII

The following words, the absence of which has been noted, are not true homophones:—­

crack fool fume gentle interest palm stem trip

To Table IX add

  must [^1] obs? new wine, [^2] verb.

To Shakespearean obsoletes p. 27 add

  limn, lost in limb.

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