|02-21-2012, 11:24 AM||#16|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Device: Nook simple touch, iPad 2
I pretty rarely need to do look-ups (boasting of my amazing vocab skills), but I do occasionally do it for more technical terms when I don't trust my memory 100% for the exact unit of measurement since I don't regularly use the unit of measurement or isn't regularly used. Such as a furlong, league or a fathom.
I like being precise, so I don't like "well, I know about how long/far that is".
So far, no issues even with more obscure units (when was the last time you used furlong in a conversation?).
The only look-up it wasn't able to find so far was "an iron crow"...which the context should have told me what it was, but I had to look it up anyway (old name for a crow bar, as reference it was used in Robinson Crusoe).
|02-22-2012, 05:05 PM||#17|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Device: Nook Simple Touch
I'm keeping it on my Nook for a trial run. Will see how it goes. It may come in handy too for words that are not my word list or in the Nook dictionary.
|02-22-2012, 08:28 PM||#18|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Android 4.0.4
Thanks so much for all your input, I'll give it a try before getting another one. Can't wait to get my NST!!!
|03-18-2012, 08:47 AM||#19|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Device: Nook STR and Nook Tablet
Have to say that I would like a better dictionary too. The built-in dictionary many times references a root word with no defintion of the root. I think the dictionary on my Sony PRS-900 was way better.
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