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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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SPELL'ING, participle present tense

1. Naming the letters of a word, or writing them; forming words with their proper letters.

2. Taking another's turn.

SPELL'ING, noun

1. The act of naming the letters of a word, or the act of writing or printing words with their proper letters.

2. Orthography; the manner of forming words with letters. Bad spelling is disreputable to a gentleman.