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Minor , a retired United States Army surgeon. Murray was a talented linguist and had other scholarly interests, and he had taught in schools and worked in banking. Faced with the enormous task of producing a comprehensive dictionary, with a quotation illustrating the uses of each meaning of each word, and with evidence for the earliest use of each, Murray had turned to an early form of crowdsourcing a word not coined until the 21st century —enlisting the help of dozens of amateur philologists as volunteer researchers.