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1) abbreviate. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...See synonyms at shorten. 2. To reduce (a word or phrase) to a shorter form intended to represent the full form. Middle English abbreviaten, from Late Latin abbrevire,...

2) mutt. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...of a word having to do with sheep has given us our term mutt for a mongrel dog. Clipping or abbreviating words, a standard process of word formation, sheared mutt...

3) Napier, John. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...and the first use of the word logarithm. His Rabdologiae (1617) gives various methods for abbreviating arithmetical calculations. One method of multiplication uses...

4) dates. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec. The four- and five-letter-named months rarely need abbreviating, but when they do (chiefly in lists and the like, rather than...

5) §3. Translations of Orosius and Bede. VI. Alfred and the Old English Prose of his Reign. Vol. 1. From the Beginnings to the Cycles of Romance. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...of general geography, omitting the descriptions of northeast Africa and of central Asia and abbreviating other passages. The mistakes which crept into his version...

6) II. Apprehension versus Comprehension. Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur. 1920. On the Art of Reading
...years ago when it was still fashionable to consider Hegel a greater philosopher than Plato. Abbreviating it I repeat it, because I believe in it yet to-day, when...

7) The Custom-House. Introductory to The Scarlet Letter . Hawthorne, Nathaniel. 1917. The Scarlet Letter & Rappaccini s Daughter. Vol. X, Part 1. Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
...leisure and convenience, betake themselves to bed again. I must plead guilty to the charge of abbreviating the official breath of more than one of these venerable...

8) The Custom-House—Introductory. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. 1850. The Scarlet Letter
...leisure and convenience, betake themselves to bed again. I must plead guilty to the charge of abbreviating the official breath of more than one of these venerable...

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