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~ Arthur Brisbane

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Dictionaries & Thesauri
Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus Tool
English Language Dictionary and Thesaurus Tool
English Language Dictionary Tool
Information provided for each word in their database includes definitions, translations, sample sentences, compound forms, and synonyms. Tool
English Language Thesaurus

IFP Metric Conversion Tool
Convert measurements of weight, length, volume, mass, and temperature.

ConvertIt Measurement Converter Tool
Convert just about anything into anything, just by typing in what you want to convert and the units you want to convert to.

Specialized Reference

Acronyms and Abbreviations Tool
Look up any acronym from this extensive database. Instructions are available in English and German.

Acronym Finder Tool
Search for all known meanings for any acronym or abbreviation. Tool
This abbreviations database lets you search by term or browse by category.

RhymeZone Tool
Get a list of rhymes for any word.

Symbols Tool
Look up the meanings of symbols, either by describing the symbol or by browsing an alphabetical listing of descriptions. Their library contains over 2500 symbols.

Mathematical Symbols Info
This handy chart identifies dozens of mathematical symbols.

WebElements Periodic Table Info
The periodic table of chemical elements is presented in clickable format, providing extensive information about each element.

Computing Reference
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Our Computing Info Resources: Computer Reference section includes technical glossaries.


General Quotations
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations Tool
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Quoteland Tool
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DictionaryQuotes Tool
Another nice collection of quotes, searchable by author or subject.

Poemhunter Quotes Tool
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