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Unit 36

A Short Vocabulary

     246.  This short vocabulary will be a valuable addition to the equipment of every shorthand writer.  Though many of these words are not of high frequency, it will be seen at a glance that they are of sufficient importance to warrant study.  Many of them are written according to the abbreviating principle:

A short vocabulary

247.  Reading and Dictation Practice

Reading and Dictation Practice

248.  Writing Practice

     1. Of the 61 aircraft-production establishments reporting to the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1917, 45 were located in New York; 9 each in California and Michigan; 4 each in Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio; 3 each in New Jersey and Pennsylvania; 2 in Maryland and 1 each in Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
     2. There were 4,134 civilian-owned aircraft, including balloons, airplanes, and airships. California led with more than 600; New York second with 387; Illinois, 350; Michigan, 291; Texas, 261; Ohio, 231; Missouri, 216; and Pennsylvania, 212.
     3. Air mail is rapidly securing the business that always goes to the fastest method of transportation. Illustrative of the difference in transportation time between train and air-mail planes is the following schedule: New York to San Francisco, train 83 hours, air mail 31 hours; Chicago to New York, train to hours, air mail 9 hours; St. Paul to Dallas, train 37 hours, air mail 17 hours; Boston to Cleveland, train 16 hours, air mail 8 hours; Los Angeles to St. Louis, train 60 hours, air mail 26 hours.
     4. The average rise and fall of tide at the important American seaports is as follows: Baltimore, 1 foot, 2 inches; Boston, 9 feet, 7 inches; Galveston, 1 foot; New Orleans, none; New York, 4 feet, 5 inches; Philadelphia, 5 feet, 2 inches; San Francisco, 3 feet, 11 inches; and Washington, D. C., 2 feet, 11 inches.
     5. The English lady was obliged to abandon her plan to celebrate Christmas on this side of the Atlantic with her son, who was a Junior at college.
     6. It is obvious that failure to observe the terms of the mortgage constitutes a default in the agreement.
     7. The well-nigh universal and wholesale use of the automobile has added greatly to the comfort and luxury of living.
     8. The merchant notified his salesmen that all the goods stored in the warehouse were to be put on sale.
     9. Three classes of employees were affected by the notice—secretaries, bookkeepers, and general clerks.
     10. In consequence of the disagreement between the plaintiff and his attorney, the jury heard no testimony that day.
     11. It was a distinct disappointment to the distinguished literary light not to be included on the program.
     12. The messenger made a frantic effort to locate the parcel containing the testimonials regarding the texts.

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- Index -

About Gregg Shorthand
Editor's Note
A Talk with the Beginner
The Alphabet
Chapter I
   Unit 1
   Unit 2
   Unit 3
Chapter II
   Unit 4
   Unit 5
   Unit 6
Chapter III
   Unit 7
   Unit 8
   Unit 9
Chapter IV
   Unit 10
   Unit 11
   Unit 12
Chapter V
   Unit 13
   Unit 14
   Unit 15
Chapter VI
   Unit 16
   Unit 17
   Unit 18
Chapter VII
   Unit 19
   Unit 20
   Unit 21
Chapter VIII
   Unit 22
   Unit 23
   Unit 24
Chapter IX
   Unit 25
   Unit 26
   Unit 27
Chapter X
   Unit 28
   Unit 29
   Unit 30
Chapter XI
   Unit 31
   Unit 32
   Unit 33
Chapter XII
   Unit 34
   Unit 35
   Unit 36


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