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README.md

This is basically an abandoned project done for a hackathon

Anyone who may consider using it will want to be aware of the following potential security problem: https://github.com/markburns/ldoce/issues/1

Ldoce

Easily interface with the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English API from Ruby:

NB currently mac only as it depends on the afplay command.

Prerequisites

  • afplay
  • curl

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'ldoce'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install ldoce

Usage

Ldoce::Word.api_key = "<your_key>"

cat = Ldoce::Word.search 'cat'
cat.play #plays mp3 sample - only working for Mac at the moment
cat.definition
#=> "A small four legged animal commonly kept as a pet"

Ldoce::Word.play 'cat'
#=> <Ldoce::Word: cat "A small four legged animal commonly kept as a pet">

Contributing

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request
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