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Walter Worrall and George Watson: the "nearly men" of the Oxford English Dictionary

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Presented at Editors, Collaborators, and Readers: The OED session
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The Editors of the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary regularly acknowledged their debt to the lexicographers who worked alongside them as assistants. The fourth Editor, Charles Onions, was promoted to this position after spending many years as an assistant; two other assistants, Walter Worrall and George Watson, came closer than anyone else to becoming Editors in the same way, but are now obscure figures. In this paper, drawing on material from the archives of Oxford Uni...

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Oxford English Dictionary, UK
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2011-02-15

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