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Rear, the hinder troop, hinder part; rear, half-cooked; rear,

to raise up, rise up, rouse.

Rent, hire; rent, fracture, fractured, torn.

Rock, stone; rock, to sway from side to side.

Rush, a plant; rush, to move with tumultuous rapidity.
Sage, wise; sage, a herb.

Saw, a tool; saw, did see.

Scale, a balance; scale, gradation; scale, one of the small shells or crusts on the coats of fish; scale, to climb; scale, to pare off a surface.

Score, 20; score, an incision, to cut; score, to set down a debt. Shed, a shelter; shed, dropped, cast.

Smart, decorated, lively; smart, pain.

Sound, anything audible, to make a noise; sound, a shallow sea; sound, to try, examine; sound, healthy, whole.

Spell, to form words of letters; spell, a charm, to charm.
Spirit, soul, courage; spirit, spirituous, inflammable liquor.
Spring, the first quarter of the year; spring, to bound, to start;
spring, a source of water, &c.

Stem, a stalk; stem, to oppose.

Stick, a piece of wood; stick, to adhere, to stab.

Still, quiet; still, continuously; still, a vessel for distillation. Stole, did steal; stole, a long vest.

Strain, a mode of speaking, a cadence; strain, to drag, to squeeze through, to constrain.

Subject, matter, object; subject, one under subjection, subject to; subject, to expose, enslave.

Suit, a petition, a retinue; suit, courtship; suit, a set; suit, to agree.

Swallow, a bird; swallow, to pass down the throat.

Tap, a light blow; tap, to broach.

Tender, an attendant; tender, a bidding, to offer; tender, soft. Tick, to make a tapping sound; tick, cover of a bed.

Till, money box, or drawer; till, up to the time.

Tiller, the handle of a rudder; tiller, a ploughman.

Tip, the point; tip, to overbalance, jerk.

Top, the highest point; top, a toy.

Trunk, the body; trunk, main stem; trunk, a chest; trunk, a proboscis.

Watch, a machine for measuring time; watch, a guard, sentry; watch, observe.

Well, a spring, source cavity; well, to issue; well, healthy, right, rightly.

Wind, to turn, to cause to turn; wind, flow of air (in poetical language only, pronounced as wind, to turn.)

Yard, an enclosure; yard, a measure of three feet; yard, a support for sails.

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WORDS SPELT ALIKE, BUT DIFFERING IN ACCENT AND MEANING.*

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Col'-lect, a short prayer.

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Con'-tract, an agreement.

Col-lect', to bring together, to Con-tract', to draw together,

amass.

Com'-ment, an exposition. Com-ment', to expound, to remark on. Com'-pact, an agreement. Com-pact', fitted in small space.

to compress.

Con'-trast, opposition and dissimilitude.

Con-trast', to place in opposi-
tion, draw comparison.
Con'-verse, discourse.
Con-verse', to discourse.

Com'-pound, a mass formed of Con'-vert, a person converted.

various ingredients.

Com-pound', to mingle.

Con-vert', to turn, convince,

persuade.

* Observe that some of these words have a distinctly different meaning, while others merely change their part of speech with a change of

accent.

Con'-vict, one found guilty of In'-cense, perfume.

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Dis-count, abatement for ready
money.

Dis-count', to make abatement.
En'-trance, the act of entering.
En-trance', to fascinate.
Es'-cort, an attendant guard.
Es-cort', to accompany and
protect.

Es'-say, an attempt.
Es-say', to attempt.
Ex-port, a commodity carried
away.

Ex-port', to carry out of a

country.

Ex-tract, an abstract, a portion
withdrawn.
Ex-tract', to draw out.
Fer-ment, tumult, motion.
Fer-ment', to rarify by intes-

tine movement.
Fre'-quent, often occurring.
Fre-quent', to visit frequently.
Gal'-lant, brave, heroic.
Gal-lant', inclined to court-
ship.

In-cense, to enrage, irritate.
In'-sult, insolent treatment.
In-sult', to treat with in-
solence.

In-val'-id, of no efficacy,worth-
less.

In-va-lid', one disabled by

sickness.

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Mi-nute (pro. mi-nu'te), very small.

Ob'-ject, something presented
to notice.

Ob-ject', to oppose, to demur.
Pres'-ent, a gift.

Pre-sent', to give formally.

Pro'-ject, a scheme.

Pro-ject', to contrive, to jut
out, cast forward.
Pro'-test, a
opinion.

declaration of

Pro-test', to declare an opinion, a resolution.

Reb'-el, one that opposes lawful authority.

Re-bel', to resist lawful
authority.

Rec-ord, a register, a memorial.
Re-cord', to register, to relate.
Ref-use, worthless remnants.
Re-fu'se, to deny, not to grant
a request.

Sew-er (pro. so-er), one who
sews with a needle.
Sewer (pro. sewer), a drain.
* Sometimes spelt courtsey, curtsey or curtsy.

Sub'-ject, one under dominion, matter in question.

Sub-ject', to make liable to, to inflict on.

Tor'-ment, pain. Tor-ment', to give pain, to cause distress.

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS IN COMMON USE.

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Bachelor of Arts. | E.W.N.S. East, West, North,

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Archbishop.

After Christ.

Account.

A.D. (Anno Domini). In the year of our Lord.

A.M. (Ante meridian). Before

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Eng.

English.

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Bachelor of Di- Hhd.

vinity.

A hundred.

Cap. (Caput). Head.

Hon.

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General, Genesis.

Gentleman.

Governor.

Grains.
Hogshead.
Honourable.

The same.

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C., Cent.

Capt.

Captain.

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Knight of the Bath. Knight of the Garter. A book.

Latitude.

. A pound weight.
Lord.

Lordship.
Lieutenant.

Doctor of Laws.
Longitude.

Pounds, shillings,

pence. Monsieur.

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