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    Query Dictionary from comamnd line?

    Is there a dictionary available that I can query from the command line? As an example:

    <a_dictionary> z??a*

    To find words that start with "z" and the third character is "a"

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    I once had one, hacked from a floppy wordstar diskette or something. I searched the dictionary with regular expressions, and I implemented an anagram dictionary.

    Hmm, recently (2 years ago?) I got lists of 9 letter words but I forget how I did it.

    Oh, the ispell dictionary is not compressed. If you're slightly clever you could extract words from


    You'll still have problems of verb endings and plurals and whatever other linguistic traps I can't fathom.

    http://www.wordsmyth.net/ has anagram and crossword puzzle solving capabilities.
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