The Sportsman's Dictionary: Containing Instructions for Various Methods to be Observed in Riding, Hunting, Fowling, Setting, Fishing ... the Management of Dogs, Game Henry James Pye - January 1, 1807
J. Stockdale - Publisher
An universal etymological English dictionary. 21st [sic] ed
Nathan Bailey - January 1, 1790
The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce - May 1, 2014
Bookpubber - Publisher
Begun in weekly paper in 1881 and continued in desultory way at long intervals until 1906 when large part published with title 'The Cynic's Word Book. 1,600 wickedly clever definitions to vocabulary of everyday life.
The London Guide and Stranger's Safeguard Against the Cheats, Swindlers, and Pickpockets that Abound Within the Bills of Mortality: Forming a Picture of London as Regards Active Life : to which is Added ... a Glossary of Cant Terms
A Gentleman who has made the police of the metropolis an object of enquiry twenty-two years William Perry - January 1, 1818
J. Bumpus - Publisher
Dictionary of English Etymology: Volume 1
Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.) - January 1, 1859
Sheridan improved. A general pronouncing and explanatory dictionary of the English language
Stephen Jones Thomas Sheridan - January 1, 1820
Sheridan Improved: A General Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language: : for the Use of Schools, Foreigners Learning English, Etc. : In which it Has Been Attempted to Improve the Plan of Mr. Sheridan ...
Stephen Jones Thomas Sheridan - January 1, 1798
Vernor and Hood; J. Cuthell; Ogilvy and Son; Lackington, Allen, and Company ... [and 8 others] - Publisher
A General Dictionary of the English Language
Thomas Sheridan - January 1, 1780
A Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language To which is Added a Vocabulary of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names ... James Knowles January 1, 1845 Moxon - Publisher
Sportsman's Slang: A New Dictionary of Terms Used in the Affairs of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase and the Cock-pit, with Those of Bon-ton and the Varieties of Life : Interspersed with Anecdotes and Whimsies Jon Bee (pseud. van John Badcock.) - January 1, 1825 W. Lewis - Publisher
by James Greenwood
Published on 15 April 1755 and written by Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language, sometimes published as Johnson's Dictionary, is among the most influential dictionaries in the history of the English language.
When you want a character to sound pretentious, nothing beats a nice turn of French. If you want a character with class, or one completely without class, French is a wonderful tool.