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  • In an encyclopedia he wrote for children, this is the way he described the people of France: "Ancient authors all agree that the Gauls were a fickle, perfidious people, prompt to action, but impatient of toil, and ever studious of change."

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  • Webster estimated that he had added at least 4,000 new scientific terms and hundreds of commonly used words, such as "dyspeptic" and "retaliatory."

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