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Being a word-freak from way back I used to scorn those who actually "used" a thesaurus, or a similar book of synonyms to enhance web-searching.
How the prideful hath fallen. The inside of my skull still resembles the night-sky over the desert, but to my horror, black holes are popping up all
over it, each one being where a cluster of word-galaxies has blinked out forever.
So does any 'baker know of a browser, good bad or indifferent that has a thesaurus on tap to save me from fumbling with a book? Now if Google had one ...
For Java fans [hippo, Nov 23 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]
My favorite thesaurus of all time. Alas, this link is shaky at best. It used to be reliable. [bristolz, Dec 15 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
AikSauris, based on Moby Thesaurus
There is no peer for this thesaurus, imho (other than Moby Thesaurus). Frankly, I'm surprised that this was not already linked to by one of the demi-weazened [bristolz, Dec 15 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
Moby Thesaurus Resources
Grady Ward's spectacular thesaurus. [bristolz, Dec 15 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
You can place this as a bookmark in most browsers. [bookworm, Dec 15 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
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||hippo linked to my favorite thesaurus of all thesaureds. I hoped that the principle behind this item would be someday applied to an Othello application.
||The Cool Thesaurus is fascinating and a masterpiece of design , but there's a flaw.
||The shimmering effect is elegant but baffling to those with certain eye defecrs.
||How would the principle be applied to an Othello application?
||egnor: as a way to play ahead. Hover the cursor at a point and watch the game play. Move the cursor to hover at another node, and the game play follows suit.
Why not just play the game? Well, I do, but I just feel that the visual display would be KEWL!
||FWIW, I open Word and use its Thesaurus and spell checker. It'd be nice to have these built into a browser, but building them into the OS would be better.
||Building it into the OS would *not* be better. I don't want to sacrifice storage space or performance just because other people have vocabulary deficits.
||I believe what phoenix is searching for would better be implemented as a separate thesaurus program that could be called by the user or by other applications--the equivalent of ispell.