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Usage Examples for ABECEDARIAN

  1. There they are, staring at you from the Table like so many abecedarian skeletons at the feast; and if you take a furtive and hasty peep from the doorway and lift the green protective cloth you catch sight nearest you of a " D. M." in close company with a beautifully- cut " W. M. T." and a monogrammatic leech inside a bottle flanked by a J. and an L.; and you gaze with deep interest on the handiwork of them and of the rest, many of whom have carved their names, as on that Table, deep into England's roll of fame; and of others, too, who, with less of genius but equal zeal and effort, have a strong claim on the gratitude and the recollection of a kindly and laughter- loving people. - "The History of "Punch"" by M. H. Spielmann
  2. If I could choose a picture of myself it would be at the time when I sat in a country school- house and had a little Abecedarian that hung down her head and kept one thumb in her mouth, stand at my knee learning letters beginning with the " perpendicular reading" on the alphabetical page and coming later, in an eventful day, to " horizontal reading" beginning, of course, with the monosyllabic and well- remembered words, " Go on." - "Revisiting the Earth" by James Langdon Hill
  3. Childhood, the abecedarian, may love to plant seeds, to watch them spring, grow, and flower, and to help them do so; but that is the merest a- b- c of gardening, and no more makes him an amateur in the art than spelling words of one letter makes him a poet. - "The Amateur Garden" by George W. Cable