His class time was spent with worksheets, circling words that rhymed and identifying letters of the alphabet with memory games.
The “business model” of the new piracy marries low cunning with an alphabet of high-tech acronyms.
To the left was West Pakistan, where they ruled, and spoke Urdu, and wrote in an alphabet that flowed like water under wind.
“It sometimes seems like we have more contingency plans than there are letters in the alphabet,” he claims.
The numbers 88 and 14 are signifiant in neo-Nazi culture: “H” is the 8th letter of the alphabet; “HH” stands for “Heil Hitler.”
The alphabet is to be found in the crags and valleys of the summits.
Of Greek I can decipher perhaps the greater part of the Greek alphabet.
In their alphabet they have neither s nor v; and some of their letters would require a new character to ascertain them precisely.
In verity he knew it as glibly as the alphabet, for he was infinitely painstaking.
Scarce, however, had he mastered the alphabet, until the faculties of the deformed began to expand.
1570s, from Late Latin alphabetum (Tertullian), from Greek alphabetos, from alpha + beta. Alphabet soup first attested 1907. Words for it in Old English included stæfræw, literally "row of letters," stæfrof "array of letters."
It was a wise though a lazy cleric whom Luther mentions in his "Table Talk,"--the monk who, instead of reciting his breviary, used to run over the alphabet and then say, "O my God, take this alphabet, and put it together how you will." [William S. Walsh, "Handy-Book of Literary Curiosities," 1892]