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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPILING

It is by no means the only book of his compiling, nor the only one owned by him that we have.

He there (besides his compiling his History of the World) studyed chymistry.

He drank it in bed, he drank it with his friends, and he drank it while compiling his dictionary.

It is to this gentleman that the writer is indebted for help in compiling this notice.

Not to Crooks alone am I indebted for help in compiling this book.

The partisan may go on compiling a police gazette and call it history.

I am going to mention them by compiling a treatise on his life.

The Corsican is compiling a constitution in accordance with his own views.

What rule did the legislators of '93 follow in compiling this list?

He is now engaged in compiling a digest of the economic laws of nations.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French compiler "compile, collect" (13c.), from Latin compilare "to plunder, rob," probably originally "bundle together, heap up;" hence "to pack up and carry off," from com- "together" (see com-) + pilare "to compress, ram down." Related: Compiled; compiling.

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