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A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles

edited by James A. H. Murray, Henry Bradley, William A. Craigie and C. T. Onions

These are the original public domain volumes of the dictionary that was eventually published as the Oxford English Dictionary. Volumes 1-9, and the first part of volume 10, published between 1884 and 1926 and covering the letters A-U, are now in the public domain in the United States. Below we link to online copies of these public domain volumes. The current edition of the Oxford English Dictionary is also available online, though it may require subscription or payment to access in full.

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