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By Paul Newman

This updated quantity, the 1st Hausa-English dictionary released in 1 / 4 of a century, is written with language novices and sensible clients in brain. With over 10,000 entries, it essentially covers ordinary Nigerian Hausa but additionally contains a variety of kinds from Niger and different dialect parts of Nigeria.

The dictionary contains new Hausa terminology for items, occasions, and actions of the fashionable global. Its definitions convey using Hausa phrases in context, and specific realization is paid to idioms, figurative meanings, and particular usages. As a consultant to pronunciation, headwords and illustrative sentences are totally marked for tone and vowel size. The booklet adopts a different method of the presentation of verb varieties that clarifies lexical relationships and their right usage.


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I'll walk in the yard till daylight, and then I'll be off; and you need not dread a repetition of my intrusion. I'm now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. ' muttered Heathcliff. 'Take the candle, and go where you please. I shall join you directly. Keep out of the yard, though, the dogs are unchained; and the house - Juno mounts sentinel there, and - nay, you can only ramble about the steps and passages. But, away with you! ' I obeyed, so far as to quit the chamber; when, ignorant where the narrow lobbies led, I stood still, and was witness, involuntarily, to a piece of superstition on the part of my landlord which belied, oddly, his apparent sense.

I declined joining their breakfast, and, at the first gleam of dawn, took an opportunity of escaping into the free air, now clear, and still, and cold as impalpable ice. My landlord halloed for me to stop ere I reached the bottom of the garden, and offered to accompany me across the moor. It was well he did, for the whole hill-back was one billowy, white ocean; the swells and falls not indicating corresponding rises and depressions in the ground: many pits, at least, were filled to a level; and entire ranges of mounds, the refuse of the quarries, blotted from the chart which my yesterday's walk left pictured in my mind.

ANTONYMS: (n) prudence, sense, sensibleness, understanding, needlecraft, stitch, stitching, forethought, responsibility. fancywork, mend, gather, patch, gruel: (n) mess, congee, loblolly, paste, gathering, binding. shivering: (adj) quivering, shaking, waste, porridge, mush, pap, skilly, wet feed. trembling, shaky, quaking, meddle: (v) intervene, interfere, tremulous, shuddering, chilled; (n) chill, cold, shiver. ANTONYM: (adj) intrude, monkey, interpose, fiddle, pry, dabble, interlope; (n) composed.

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