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[fur-nuh-vuh l]
  1. Frederick James,1825–1910, English philologist and editor.
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Examples from the Web for furnivall

Historical Examples

  • See on this subject, Furnivall, ibid., who gives the text of these poems.

    A Literary History of the English People

    Jean Jules Jusserand

  • Miss Furnivall was an old lady not far from eighty, I should think, but I do not know.

    Curious, if True

    Elizabeth Gaskell

  • Mr. Furnivall's note says—'Sysour, an inquest-man at assizes.

  • Dr. Furnivall suggests that he was with Chaucer when the great poet died there.

    The Story of London

    Henry B. Wheatley

  • It is copied from Dr. Furnivall's Preface, with the mere addition of the dates.

British Dictionary definitions for furnivall


  1. Frederick James . 1825–1910, English philologist: founder of the Early English Text Society and one of the founders of the Oxford English Dictionary
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