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From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

On 23 april 1904, The Daily Telegraph published an ad for Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary. The ad includes a quote from Arthur Conan Doyle about the dictionary :

"Sherlock Holmes" is baffled. Dr. A. Conan Doyle, the Author, says : « It has become quite a joke with us that we cannot trip up this dictionary. » (On new and unusual words.) « We have several times been sure that we would, but have always failed. »

Full ad below :

The Daily Telegraph (23 april 1904, p. 7)