Words: Uberate, v.

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LIFE IS short, but it would be imprudent to pass by the author of The History of Veterans' Pensions and Related Benefits. A.F. Sisson, who was an Attorney in the US Government, took eight years on his Word and Expression Locater (1966). Distinct from a thesaurus, it finds words to suit the desired meaning.

No sooner had I bought a hardback for $6 than Borders are doing the paperback recension by Barbara Kipfer, she of 14,000 Things to Be Happy About. A.F. Sisson is surely number 14,001. Both editions have their uses. No crib, it makes one verify whether a word is the precise one, as I did when wanting something to describe the way in which a particular piece of prose was "fuelled" - uberated, from the Latin for udder, as used by Cockeram in 1623.