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1) adding machine. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...adding machine, see calculator....

2) Nunation. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Adding N to an initial vowel, as Nol for Ol[iver], Nell for Ell[en], Ned for Ed[ward]. 1...

3) Fuel. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Adding fuel to fire. Saying or doing something to increase the anger of a person already angry. The French say, "pouring oil on fire." 1...

4) Ossa. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Heaping Pe hon upon Ossa. Adding difficulty to difficulty; fruitless efforts. The allusion is to the attempt of the giants to scale heaven by piling Mount Ossa upon...

5) Pel'ion. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Heaping Ossa upon Pelion. Adding difficulty to difficulty, embarrassment to embarrassment, etc. When the giants tried to scale heaven, they placed Mount Ossa upon...

6) diagram. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...In adding grammatical suffixes, some forms can use only one m, but two m s seem more frequent: both diagrammed and diagramed, diagramming and diagraming are Standard....

7) a. Plurals, Possessives, Affixes, and Compounds. 8. Word Formation. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
...the rules for forming plurals in English. 2 The plural of most nouns is formed by adding -s to the singular: apple, apples; bell, bells; epoch, epochs; grief, griefs;...

8) fluoridation. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...fluoridation, (floor´ida´shn) (KEY) , process of adding a fluoride to the water supply of a community to preserve the teeth of the inhabitants. Tooth enamel ordinarily...

9) sweeten. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: sweet·ened, sweet·en·ing, sweet·ens1. To make sweet or sweeter by adding sugar, honey, saccharin, or another sweet substance. 2. To make more pleasant...

10) PLURALS OF NOUNS ENDING IN -O. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...retain a foreign plural (pizzicato becomes pizzicati), sometimes form their plurals by adding an -s (piano becomes pianos), sometimes by adding -es (potato becomes...

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