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Chapter 9. Using Sherlock for Internet Searches > Using the Dictionary Channel

Using the Dictionary Channel

It's the last round of the big family scrabble game, and you're confronted with the word Hematite. You can't find your trusty dictionary, and you only have 60 seconds left. Luckily you have Sherlock, an Internet connection, and it's built-in Dictionary channel. Sherlock's Dictionary channel is a writer's dream come true (Scrabble players too). Not only does it tell you if a word exists, but if you can't spell the word, it gives you alternate (correct) spellings, and a definition of the word.

Use the Dictionary Channel

Open the Applications folder, and then double-click the Sherlock icon.

Click the Dictionary button.

Type the word you want to spell check or define, in the field.

Click the Search button to check the word against the English Dictionary.

If the word is not spelled correctly, check the list of alternate spellings in the Dictionary window.

View the definition of the word.

Check the Thesaurus window for a listing of alternate words with similar meaning in the English language, and view a definition of the word.

Click the link text to view other words related to the match word.

Quit Sherlock.


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