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Abbot of Misrule
Abbot of the people
Abbot of Unreason
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Abbott Lawrence Lowell
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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ABBRE'VIATING, ppr. Shortening; contracting in length or into a smaller compass.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Abbreviate Ab*bre"vi*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abbreviated; p. pr. & vb. n. Abbreviating.] [L. abbreviatus, p. p. of abbreviare; ad + breviare to shorten, fr. brevis short. See Abridge.] 1. To make briefer; to shorten; to abridge; to reduce by contraction or omission, especially of words written or spoken. It is one thing to abbreviate by contracting, another by cutting off. --Bacon. 2. (Math.) To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction.



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