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Dictionary exchange kick-starts learning, imaginations in young students

Members of the Greenfield Lodge of Elks recently launched Greenfield third-graders on the road to knowledge with their annual gift of a personal dictionary for every child. The children’s reactions were joyful and spontaneous: “You can smell the most beautiful smell,” said Penelope Peters. “It’s faster and you can see it,” said Jonathan Ainsworth. In …

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Samuel Johnson Google doodle honors author behind ‘The Dictionary of the English Language’

Today’s Google doodle celebrates the British writer, Samuel Johnson, on his 308th birthday. A poet, essayist, biographer and critic, Johnson was a prolific writer, but he is often best known for his contribution as a lexicographer. Johnson published “Dictionary of the English Language” in 1775, after nine years spent putting it together. His dictionary served …

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