Spelling
Spelling Spell"ing, a. Of or pertaining to spelling. [1913 Webster]

{Spelling bee}, a spelling match. [U.S.]

{Spelling book}, a book with exercises for teaching children to spell; a speller.

{Spelling match}, a contest of skill in spelling words, between two or more persons. [1913 Webster]


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