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#168562 06/07/07 07:04 AM
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I have futilely searched the internet for a dictionary of adjectives. Does anyone own such a dictionary? What is the title of it?

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Dunno if any of these will fill the bill, but several are listed here.

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Originally Posted By: Jackie
ll the bill


don't mean to hijack here, but I always said "fit the bill".

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a wonderful bird is the pelican
it's bill (sometimes quoted as beak) holds as much as its belican.

I would use fill the bill, rather than fit the bill.


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oh goodie, yet another google race (YAGR)

"fit the bill" :: 1,280,000 ghits
"fill the bill" :: 205,000 ghits

It is both more logical and more traditional to say “fill the bill.”

-joe (I fit the law and the law won) friday

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Originally Posted By: Bohemian_Cur
I have futilely searched the internet for a dictionary of adjectives. Does anyone own such a dictionary? What is the title of it?


As Jackie did -- answering your question directly (!), all I can suggest is a thesaurus. Bartleby has a bunch:

http://www.bartleby.com/thesauri/

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Fill the bill has the advantage of rhyming. And according to Paul Brians at Washington State University it's correct. But when the "incorrect" usage outscores the "correct" by more than 6 to 1 who's to say which is correct?

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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Fill the bill has the advantage of rhyming. And according to Paul Brians at Washington State University it's correct.


argh!
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Fill the bill has the advantage of rhyming. And according to Paul Brians at Washington State University it's correct.


argh!
-joe (mantled again) friday


Be careful Joe, when you crow that you are the Cock of the Walk the Faldage might ask you to foot the bill.


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It's only mantling if what was mantled is out in the open.

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