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דורכפֿירן

In following excerpt from the definition of durkhfirn does the 'decision, law' field marker in parenthesis apply to BOTH 'enforce' and 'apply' -- or only to the latter:
enforce, apply (decision, law)

Is this rule (it applies to both or just the one closest) applied throughout the dictionary.

Note: I own the hardcopy version and the User's Guide does not address this issue (at least that I could find). It would be helpful to address this issue in a future edition of the Dictionary.

ביז

Kadya Molodowsky entitled a novel "Fun Lublin Biz New York". Why would she choose "biz" over "keyn" or some other preposition. To me, "biz" carries a lot of time as well as space. Am I just spinning wheels?

Susan

דװקא

Also -- "actually" (especially when used to point out a contrast to what's expected or assumed).

װעלן

I wonder if there is an error in the entry for 'veln zikh': the second person plural (vilt) is used in two places where the subject is 'es'. Shouldn't it be 'vil'?

Dovid

"I don't mind"

I was taught that to say that something doesn't matter to me ("I don't mind") we say עס מאַכט מיר נישט אױס.

I have also heard עס האַרט מיך נישט

Have others heard azoy? I can't find any matching dictionary definitions for either.

ליטשמאַן

Shouldn't "marker" (such as: felt-tipped marker) be translated as מאַרקירער?

קלעפּצעטל

I'm curious to know if this word can be found in classic Yiddish literature. Apparently, this English word "sticker" has been around for about 150 years. Was it also being used in Yiddish writings at that time?

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