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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The top 291 spellers will advance to the finals of the competition, according to the National Spelling Bee. 
It adds hyphens, takes them away, tweaks spellings and removes the circumflex from the "i" and the "u" where the accent makes no change to accent or meaning.
We coded "yes" for activities in which whole or partial word spellings (e.g., onset or rime) are produced by students for word level decoding practice.
Developing a curiosity about words and how they work is the key to a successful spelling program.
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In addition, 27 phonemes sometimes pronounced like sez in different accents or in slurred talk give a shonky total of 55 spellings. I've excluded 9 other (not so) near homophones involving a long i.
I HAVE some sympathy with the views on spelling of both Professor Sugata Mitra and your correspondents who took him to task (The Journal, August 5&6).
This study arose from my frequent observation of the use of US spellings in written materials created by a group of Canadian university students.
2.1 Non-standard spellings and constructed homophony
And although the form "Llandaff" has a long history, so had spellings such as "Carnarvon" and "Llanelly".
The approach to spelling investigated in this study was developed in response to a demonstrated need to improve the teaching and learning of spelling.
Did you know that English spelling used to be easy?