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English
American-British/British-American Dictionary
http://www.travelfurther.net/dictionaries/

American Heritage Book of English Usage
http://www.bartleby.com/64/

English Etymology
http://eleaston.com/etymology.html
Links to dictionaries of "English around the world," including Irish English, Caribbean English, English in India -- plus etymologies, the history of English, phrase finders, "the influence of other languages on English," international names, place names, and more.

The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form
http://www.oedilf.com/db/Lim.php
An effort to define every word in the English language with a limerick; definitely a site by, and for, people with way too much time in their hands.

World Wide Words
http://www.worldwidewords.org/
Devoted to the English language -- its history, quirks, curiosities and evolution. Includes Weird Words, topical words, definitions, usage, phrases, and more.

Glossaries and Languages
Antique Words, by C. J. Cherryh
http://www.cherryh.com/www/antique1.htm
A list of words that were commonly used prior to the 1900's; useful if you'd like to avoid anachronistic phrases in your historical fiction.

Castle Terms
http://www.castlesontheweb.com/glossary.html

Feudal Terms of England
http://eserver.org/langs/feudal-dictionary.txt

Gaelic/Irish Dictionaries
http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~smacsuib/focloir/

Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournament Glossary of Terms
http://www.chronique.com/Library/Glossaries/glossary-KCT/glssindx.htm

 

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