and so dict-radheef was born.... (bear with me)
a screenshot should give you an idea of what I'm talking about.
now isn't that just dandy?
Anyway I've put it all together in a neat little deb file for you kids to install. It should tell you all the dependencies and stuff. Grab it..install it..voila.
at this time, you'll need to setup a DICT server on your local machine (or intranet..however you wanna roll) if you're installing from the deb, it should grab all the necessities for you, and all you have to do is point gnome-dictionary to the local DICT server.
do do this, go to edit->preferences and click "add". Enter whatever in the fields except hostname. HOSTNAME: 127.0.0.1 and that's it.
for you hardcore types.
deb package : debian-all http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5385653/radheef/dict-radheef1-02.deb
no deb : http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5385653/radheef/dict-radheef.zip