A Perl script to search Noah Webster's classic 1913 dictionary and print any matching entries to standard output.
$ ./webster-search.pl baseball BASEBALL Base"ball", n. 1. A game of ball, so called from the bases or bounds ( four in number) which designate the circuit which each player must endeavor to make after striking the ball. 2. The ball used in this game.
If you use vim-plug:
Or install the plugin as a package (requires vim 8):
$ mkdir -p ~/.vim/pack/webster-search/start $ cd ~/.vim/pack/webster-search/start $ git clone email@example.com:dnmfarrell/WebsterSearch webster-search
Update .vimrc to map
<leader>d to call webster-search on the word under the
cursor, or visually highlighted:
$ echo "nnoremap <leader>d :WebsterSearch(expand('<cWORD>'))<cr>" >> ~/.vimrc $ echo "vnoremap <leader>d :<c-u>WebsterSearch(@*)<cr>" >> ~/.vimrc
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