About This Particular Web Site
When a dictionary defines a word, it uses words, which it also in turn has to define. Hyperdictionary provides definitions as you would expect, but it also redefines the role of a dictionary by linking every word of the definition to its own definition. Those who enjoy randomly perusing the dictionary need no longer do so alphabetically. The “top searches” link reveals that the most searched for word is, unsurprisingly, “definitions.”
This site is all about helping you find the pet of your dreams. It allows you to do a search for the type of pet you want, searching by breed, age, size, gender, and—most importantly—location, so you can find an animal available for adoption close to where you live. It’s also possible to see a list of nearby animal shelters so you can go to meet the animals they have available for adoption. The site’s library offers extensive information about pet care.
Sacred texts of the world’s major and lesser-known religions are usually pretty easy to find on the Web. What I like about this site is that it’s not about promoting any particular belief system; rather, it makes everything available, without judgement, letting you explore, deliberately or randomly, a rather surprising variety of religious texts.
If you have a pet, and your pet has a favorite toy, Mandy wants to see it. So far she’s only posted a picture of her ferret’s “Doorknob Bear,” but I for one envision a Web site loaded with pictures of beat-up catnip mice, half-gone bones, rubber balls, and crumbled up pieces of tissue paper.
Some time ago, browsing in my favorite bookstore, I found a book that showed illustrations of all the world’s various alphabetic systems, with descriptions and history. This site doesn’t go that far, but it does show you what a great number of different alphabets look like, and provide transliterations and fonts. The writing systems are indexed by type, and can also be listed alphabetically.
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