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Glossary   /glˈɔsəri/   Listen

(pl. gossaries)
An alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field.  Synonym: gloss.

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... designing, and the laying out of work; the principles involved in the building of various kinds of structures, and the rudiments of architecture. It contains over two hundred and fifty illustrations made especially for this work, and includes also a complete glossary of the technical terms used in the art. The most comprehensive volume on this ...
— The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands • Roger Thompson Finlay

... fact; he only twisted or altered a few words now and then, to suit the occasion; and almost every line ended with words of such soft sounds as bliss, kiss—love, dove—joy, cloy, and others equally sweet, the delightful meanings of which are only to be met with in the sentimental glossary. He now gave Miss Carnaby his arm to church; and, on leaving it in the afternoons, they often walked into the fields ...
— Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XXIII. • Various

... made a haughty gesture of impatience. "What do you want with me, my Romany 'chal'?" he asked sharply.—[A glossary of Romany words will be found at the ...
— The Judgment House • Gilbert Parker

... lived in the fifteenth century. —That the diction of these poems is often too obsolete for the era to which they are allotted[G], appears clearly from hence; many of them are much more difficult to a reader of this day, without a glossary, than any one of the metrical compositions of the age of Edward IV. Let any person, who is not very profoundly skilled in the language of our elder poets, read a few pages of any of the poems of the age of that king, from whence ...
— Cursory Observations on the Poems Attributed to Thomas Rowley (1782) • Edmond Malone

... on the application of mental tests in medico-legal practice, and a glossary, alphabetically arranged, of the terms commonly employed in criminal ...
— Criminal Man - According to the Classification of Cesare Lombroso • Gina Lombroso-Ferrero

... included two tragedies, Aella and Goddwyn, two cantos of a long poem on the Battle of Hastings, and a number of ballads and minor pieces. Chatterton had no precise knowledge of early English, or even of Chaucer. His method of working was as follows: He made himself a manuscript glossary of the words marked as archaic in Bailey's and Kersey's English dictionaries, composed his poems first in modern language, and then turned them into ancient spelling, and substituted here and there the old ...
— Brief History of English and American Literature • Henry A. Beers

... on several occasions, has A Letter from LEXIPHANES[1179]; containing Proposals for a Glossary or Vocabulary of the Vulgar Tongue: intended as a Supplement to a larger DICTIONARY. It is evidently meant as a sportive sally of ridicule on Johnson, whose style is thus imitated, ...
— Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6) • Boswell

... changed, including transfers from text to notes and vice versa and a few omissions, besides the introduction of a number of titles from our English philosophical literature chosen on the plan referred to in the preface to the first German edition. The glossary of terms foreign to the German reader has been replaced by a revision and expansion of the index, with the analyses of the glossary as a basis. Wherever possible, and this has been true in all important cases, the changes have been indicated by the ...
— History Of Modern Philosophy - From Nicolas of Cusa to the Present Time • Richard Falckenberg

... over." This word is explained in the Glossary. It is in the singular number. According to the Indian custom, the speaker regards himself as representing the whole party for whom he speaks, and he addresses the leader of the other party as the representative and embodiment of all who come with him. Throughout the speeches "I" ...
— The Iroquois Book of Rites • Horatio Hale

... Robert Bruce, King of Scotland. Wherein also are contained the Martial Deeds of the Valiant Princes Edward Bruce, Sir James Douglas, Earl Thomas Randal, Walter Stewart, and sundry others. To which is added a Glossary, explaining the difficult {453} Words contained in this Book, and that of Wallace. Glasgow: printed by Mr. A. Carmichael ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 237, May 13, 1854 • Various

... farther. If our neophyte, strong in the new-born love of antiquity, were to undertake to imitate what he had learnt to admire, it must be allowed he would act very injudiciously, if he were to select from the Glossary the obsolete words which it contains, and employ those exclusively of all phrases and vocables retained in modern days. This was the error of the unfortunate Chatterton. In order to give his language the appearance of antiquity, he rejected every word that was modern, ...
— Ivanhoe - A Romance • Walter Scott

... adopted by German-speaking citizens in all parts of the country in question. In the few cases where words or phrases noted seem characteristic of any particular section of Brazil that fact is indicated. The glossary, moreover, ...
— The German Element in Brazil - Colonies and Dialect • Benjamin Franklin Schappelle

... unmeaning burdens of songs," says Nares in his Glossary, "are common to ballads in most languages." But this burden is not unmeaning, and signifies "Hail to the noon." Noin or noon, the ninth hour was so called in the Celtic, because at midsummer in our northern latitudes ...
— The Celtic Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, December 1875 • Various

... curious, but I was surprised to see them mingled with Blanchefleur and Flores and one or two others which might have been spared. There is no great display of notes or prolegomena, and there is, moreover, no glossary. But ...
— The Journal of Sir Walter Scott - From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford • Walter Scott

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