Madeline Kripke, Doyenne of Dictionaries, Is Dead at 76

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A woman of many words, mostly unspoken, she amassed a lexicographic trove of some 20,000 books, much of it crammed into her Greenwich Village apartment.

Madeline Kripke, who kept one of the world’s largest private collection of dictionaries, much of it crammed into her Greenwich Village apartment, could be defined this way: liberal [adj., as in giving unstintingly], compleat [adj., meaning having all the requisite skills] and sui generis [adj., in a class by itself].

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/30/nyregion/madeline-kripke-dead-coronavirus.html
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