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Try thefreedictionary.com with print layout.


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Merriam Webster. Can also be accessed using this short URL: http://m-w.com


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I love wordnik. It's fast, covers many obscure words, the examples(usage) are very good. It also has an API. It's brilliant I think.


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It certainly exists: http://speedof.me It is built on HTML5 and JavaScript; it doesn't need Flash or Java. -- Update: speedof.me supports upload test now


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If you don't need a full dictionary but just a short definition, Google with define: in the URL. define:google If you do need a full dictionary, Google Dictionary has already been mentioned.


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Have you tried Wiktionary? Same caveats and advantages as Wikipedia and should be pretty darn fast.


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Surprised no one has mentioned the meta dictionary tool: http://www.onelook.com/?w=fast It is fast, gives you a short definition, but also looks up the word in 100s of other dictionaries.


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VLC Media Player (v1.1 on-wards) can play YouTube videos without affecting the sound pitch and without having to download the video separately. Here are the steps: Go to File -> Open Network Stream menu option. Paste in the main YouTube video URL (Example URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew_tdY0V4Zo). Hit the Play button. Change the video playback ...


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You can change the speed of the video if you are in the HTML5 beta program. I am not sure about the audio pitch. For example, here is a non-scientific (opinionated) breakdown of the video Outland Series Trailer | Premieres Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 9:30pm | ABC1 At 2x speed: There sounds like there is a bit of pitch change but I cannot tell for sure ...


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You mentioned you're looking for an etymological dictionary. In that case, http://www.etymonline.com/ is probably your best bet. Note that with Firefox and Opera, you can set up a custom search, which saves you having to visit the homepage of the site. If you set up ed, for example, as your custom search keyword, you can just type ed dictionary into the ...


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Google Dictionary seems to be good & fast.


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There shouldn't be. After examining there website, there is no language saying that there are a predefined number of tests you can do in a certain time period. However, with that said, if they discover that you're doing something they don't like they can blacklist your ip address at their jurisdiction. Short answer, No. Just don't end up on anyone's ...


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The optional HTML5 version of youtube has it: http://www.youtube.com/html5


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You can try Cloudmagic extension for Google Chrome. It could speed up search in your case.


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I find that searching for mails that address directly to me is quicker, since I subscribe to a bunch of mailing lists I normally don't need to search those. In the search field I add a to:me


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Have you tried searching in another browser/computer? Sometimes clearing cache of the web browser helps this.



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