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The trouble is that we've just had to cut that fine old New York family off our list.

There was the name of Sturt that came first in the list of our old explorers.

His name, once the most familiar, was forgotten in the list of American bards.

For the purists: A list of changes and corrections to the text.

Dear Mr. Ried,—I know the names of all the boys, and inclose you a list.

Two weeks before, teachers had been appointed to prepare a list of committees.

He tore out the list and put it in his pocket; then he sat for a time, thinking.

You make out a list of what dope you want—and be sure yuh get a-plenty.

Come to think it over it is small wonder that the list of fatalities is so large.

It boasted of several contributors and a list of regular subscribers.

WORD ORIGIN

"catalogue consisting of names in a row or series," c.1600, from Middle English liste "border, edging, stripe" (late 13c.), from Old French liste "border, band, row, group," also "strip of paper," or from Old Italian lista "border, strip of paper, list," both from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German lista "strip, border, list," Old Norse lista "border, selvage," Old English liste "border"), from Proto-Germanic *liston, from PIE *leizd- "border, band." The sense of "enumeration" is from strips of paper used as a sort of catalogue.

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