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SPELLING, The art of putting the proper letters in words.
     2. It is a rule that when it appears with certainty what is meant, bad spelling will not avoid a contract; for example, where a man agreed to pay thirty pounds, he was held bound to pay thirty pounds; and sentence was holden to be seventeen. Cro. Jac. 607; 10 Coke, 133, a; 2 Roll. Ab. 147.
     3. Even in an indictment undertood has been holden as understood. 1 Chit. Cr. Law.
     4. A misspelling of a name in a declaration, will not be sufficient to defeat the plaintiff, on the ground of variance between the writing produced, and the declaration, if such name be idem sonans; as Kay for Key. 16 East, 110; 2 Stark. 29; Segrave for Seagrave. 2 Str. 889. See Idem Sonans.

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You may take your seat, Emmeline, and you will remain at the foot of your spelling class for a week as punishment for passing the note.
In itself the book had no literary merit; Captain Jim's charm of storytelling failed him when he came to pen and ink; he could only jot roughly down the outline of his famous tales, and both spelling and grammar were sadly askew.
This is the first class in English spelling and philosophy, Nickleby,' said Squeers, beckoning Nicholas to stand beside him.
Similarly he had arrived at a strange and wonderful spelling of his own name.
To follow Tarzan's strange system of spelling would be laborious as well as futile, and so we shall in the future, as we have in the past, adhere to the more familiar forms of our grammar school copybooks.
The words-of-three- letters lesson in the old blue spelling book begins with Piggy's biography.
She volunteered to copy many of his letters, and adroitly altered the spelling of them so as to suit the usages of the present day.
Nevertheless, like all fervid writing, the task was done in less time than usual, and if the spelling differed from Mrs.
The white-headed boy then put an open book, astonishingly dog's-eared upon his knees, and thrusting his hands into his pockets began counting the marbles with which they were filled; displaying in the expression of his face a remarkable capacity of totally abstracting his mind from the spelling on which his eyes were fixed.
It is also possible that subjects' familiarity with different possible spellings might differ from the frequency of those correspondences in the English language.
This organizational principle of English spelling can result in a great deal of variance from simple sound/symbol-based spellings because the English spelling system also tends to employ single combinations of letters that vary in sound value to represent a given morpheme (Venezky, 1967).
LONDON, February 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent survey of spelling out today shows that more than half the adult population of the USA had problems with one or more spellings in a test of ten everyday words.