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~ S ~

S, Has in English the same hissing sound as in other languages, and unhappily prevails in so many of our words that it produces in the ear of a foreigner a continued sibilation.

In the beginning of words it has invariably its natural and genuine sound: in the middle it is sometimes uttered with a stronger appulse of the tongue to the palate, like z; as rose, roseate, rosy, osier, nosel, resident, busy, business. It sometimes keeps its natural sound; as loose, designation; for which I know not whether any rules can be given.

In the end of monosyllables it is sometimes s, as in this; and sometimes z, as in as, has; and generally where es stands in verbs for eth, as gives. It seems to be established as a rule, that no noun singular should end with s single: therefore in words written with diphthongs, and naturally long, an e is nevertheless added at the end, as goose, house; and where the syllable is short the s is doubled, and was once sse, as ass, anciently asse; wilderness, anciently wildernesse; distress, anciently distresse.

S
Sabaoth
Sabbath
Sabbathbreaker
Sabbatical
Sabbatism
Sabine
Sable (adjective)
Sable (noun)
Sabliere
Sabre
Sabulosity
Sabulous
Saccade
Saccharine
Sacerdotal
Sachel
Sack (noun 1)
Sack (noun 2)
Sack (verb)
Sackbut
Sackcloath
Sacker
Sackful
Sackposset
Sacrament
Sacramental
Sacramentally
Saltinbanco
Salvation
Salve (noun)
Salve (verb)
Sausage
Saxifragous
Scalade
Scalado
Scare
Scholiast
Sciolist
Scuses
Scutiform
Sea
Searover
Secretory
Sedan
Sedentary
Segnity
Seize (verb active)
Seize (verb neuter)
Seizure
Selenographical
Selenographick
Selenography
Self
Sequestrable
Sequestrate
Sequestration
Sequestrator
Seraglio
Seraph
Seraphical
Seraphick
Seraphim
Servant (noun)
Service
Sess
Session
Sesterce
Set (noun)
Set (participial adjective)
Set (verb active)
Set (verb neuter)
Setaceous
Shab
Shabbily
Shabbiness
Shabby
Shail
Shall
Shark (noun)
Shell (noun)
Shortsighted
Shot (noun)
Shot (verb)
Should
Side (adjective)
Side (noun)
Side (verb)
Sigh (noun)
Sigh (verb active)
Sigh (verb neuter)
Sight
Sighted
 Sightfulness
Sightless
Sightly
Sigil
Sign (noun)
Sign (verb)
Signal (noun)
Singular
Skeleton
Slab (adjective)
Slab (noun)
Slabber (verb active)
Slabber (verb neuter)
Slaver (noun)
Slaver (verb active)
Slaver (verb neuter)
Slaverer
Slide (noun)
Slide (verb active)
Slide (verb neuter)
Slobber
Slubber
Slubberdegullion
Smell a Rat
Snake
Snow (noun)
Snow (verb active)
Snow (verb neuter)
Snudge
Snuff (noun)
Snuff (verb active)
Snuff (verb neuter)
Snuffbox
Snuffers
Snuffle
Snug (adjective)
Snug (verb)
Snuggle
So
Soak (verb neuter)
Sofa
Soho
Solander
Soldan
Solecism
Solicitious
Solicitously
Solicitress
Solicitude
Solid (adjective)
Solid (noun)
Solidity
Solidly
Solidness
Solidungulous
Solifidian
Soliloquy
Solipede
Solitaire
Solitarily
Solitariness
Solitary (adjective)
Solitary (noun)
Solitude
Solo
Solstice
Solve
Solvible
Some (adjective)
Some (composition)
Something (adverb)
Something (noun)
Sometime
Sometimes
Somewhat (adverb)
Somewhat (noun)
Somewhere
Somewhile
Somniferous
Somnifick
Somnolency
Son
Son-in-law
Sonata
Song
Songish
Songster
Songstress
Soniferous
Sonnet
Sonnetteer
Sonorifick
 Sonorous
Sonorously
Sonorousness
Sonship
Soon
Soph
Sophistry
Sorcerer
Sorceress
Sorcery
Sord
Sordes
Sordet
Sordid
Sordidly
Sordidness
Sordine
Sore (adjective)
Sore (adverb)
Sore (noun)
Sorehon
Sorel
Sorely
Soreness
Sorites
Sorn
Sororicide
Sorrage
Sorrance
Sorrel
Sorrowed
Sortal
Sortance
Soup
Souterrain
Southing
Souvenance
Sovereign (noun)
Sowbread
Spasm
Spatiate
Spatter (verb neuter)
Speculum
Spermologist
Spet
Spew (verb neuter)
Sphinx
Spiller
Spot (noun)
Spring (noun)
Spring (verb active)
Spring (verb neuter)
Squiny
Staff
Stain (noun)
Stain (verb)
Stair
Starve (verb active)
Starve (verb neuter)
Stellation
Stentorophonick
Steril
Stone (adjective)
Stone (noun)
Stone (verb)
Strawberry
String (noun)
Stultiloquence
Suffraginous
Sug
Suggilate
Suicide
Sully (noun)
Sully (verb)
Sultan
Surreption
Surreptitious
Surreptitiously
Sursolid
Sursolid Problem
Sword
Syllable (noun)
Symphonious
Synalepha
Synarthrosis
Synchronical
Synchronism
Synecdoche
Synneurosis
Synonomise
Synthetick
Syringe

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