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debian$ dict qualms
bash: dict: command not found

This happens to me far too often. I can’t be bothered to install dictd and the database files. It is usually quite a mess and I’m not too happy with the results. Instead I use the Web:

I’ve stopped using dictionary.com although it does seem to be first site I think of because of its great domain name.

I hate dictionary.com because it has annoying popups, advertisements and today I found it didn’t have a definition for the word qualms whilst Answers.com did.

Now I just need to find a decent thesaurus not from *.reference.com

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