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LEME searches and displays word-entries from monolingual English dictionaries, bilingual lexicons, technical vocabularies, and other encyclopedic-lexical works, 1480-1755. Read more

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Five members of LEME staff and myself continue to work on LEME during the COVID-19 epidemic after our lab in the Library closed on March 17. My sincere thanks to Maya Blumenthal, Diana Gil Hamel, and Kristie Liu for joining me as work-study students. Sharine Leung continues in her generous, entirely voluntary role in helping with the release of our Corpus texts. Read more

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Creve-coeur. Heart-breakers, the two small curl'd Locks at the nape of the Neck.
Mary Evelyn, Mundus Mulierbris: or, The Ladies' Dressing-room Unlocked (1690)
James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece

James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece,
Courtesy of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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