Abridged basic dictionaries are rarely plumbed by serious word-watchers. In the February 1995 Word Ways, I enumerated the unique and fascinating features of one such elementary dictionary. In continuing to search for its antecedents and variants, I discovered a separate family of intriguing student dictionaries.
"Another Dictionary Curio,"
Word Ways: Vol. 28
, Article 22.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol28/iss4/22