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Glossary of Poetic Terms

Words and terms most often found in poetry and things of a poetic nature.

Travlang's Translating Dictionaries

Dutch into Portuguese; Portuguese into Dutch. You name it, it's here! It also includes Esperanto!

A web of on-line dictionaries and grammars for languages from Afrikaans to Xhosa. Links to online specialty dictionaries are also included.


An on-line dictionary of 2800 American Sign Language sign and growing. HandSpeak is intended for fun learning, not any official instruction. Some signs are not accurate due to regional variety and/or image distortion.


Search acronyms in the medical field. Also includes a drug search.

Roget's International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

An online thesaurus that includes 85,000 hyperlinked cross-references and over 2,900 proverbs. Site provided by Bartleby.

Quotations by Bartleby

Two volumes of quotations, from John Bartlett and Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.

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