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From Bartleby - "Great books online"
American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed., 2000
Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, 3rd ed., 1995
Columbia Gazetteer of North America, 2000:
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Ready Reference - from the Internet Public Library
Ready Reference & Quick Facts - from Librarians' Index to the Internet