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THE

COMPLETE COMPENDIUM

OF

UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE,

CONTAINING

ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW

OF

LANGUAGE, HISTORY, GOVERNMENT,

BUSINESS AND SOCIAL FORMS,

AND

A THOUSAND AND ONE OTHER USEFUL SUBJECTS.

BY

WILLIAM RALSTON BALCH,

Author of “Life of J. A. Garfield,” "Life of W. S. Hancock," " Garfield's Words,"
“The Mines, Miners and Mining Interests of the United States,"

"A Message from the Sea," etc.

Copyrighted by F. Oldach, Sr., 1896.

ILLUSTRATED.

COMPENDIUM PUBLISHING CO.

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a person by force. Ab-al'ien-ate, v. To alienate.

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A-bět', v. t. To encourage.
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A-bět'ter, n. One who abets; alettor.
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crease.

A-bey'ance (a-bā'ans), n. A stato
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hatred.

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to an abbey.

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renunciation.

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