Make, put, run: Writing and rewriting three big verbs in the OED

  title={Make, put, run: Writing and rewriting three big verbs in the OED},
  author={Peter Gilliver},
  journal={Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America},
  pages={10 - 23}
  • Peter Gilliver
  • Published 6 January 2014
  • Linguistics
  • Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America
Three of the longest entries in the Oxford English Dictionary—those for the verbs make, put, and run—have now been revised, in the course of the current revision programme. Because the three entries were originally edited for the first edition of the Dictionary by three different editors (respectively Henry Bradley, James Murray, and William Craigie), they provide the basis for a comparative study of the lexicographical approach and methods adopted by these three men, and by those other… 

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