The Abecedary is a comic based on definitions and quotations from the Oxford English Dictionary. The OED is a historical dictionary, its definitions tell a story about the English language and its spread across the world, carried on the tips of tongues and spears. Each Abecedary incorporates a definition, and an example quotation that inspires the illustration. The Abecedary is created by Lyall Wallerstedt. Read more about the Abecedary.