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Try to get yourself a copy of the German PONS dictionary (English-German & vice versa). Comes in two volumes. Examples, grammar, usuage, weights & measures and abbreviations are included. Highly recommended. Information on my copy below, but you might want to obtain a more recent version. Info: Pons Globalwoerterbuch, Englisch-Deutsch, von Roland Breitsprecher ...,
Klett, Stuttgart, 1983, William Collins Sons & Co Ltd., ISBN 3-12-517131-8.