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buffalo bird

buffalo bird n

buck rabbit

buck rabbit n [Appar from std buck (rabbit) male rabbit, in reference to the larger size of these species. (In fact male rabbits are usually smaller than females of the same species; presumably association with buck in reference to the male of the deer, sheep, and goat has played a part here.)]

bluetail

bluetail n Also blue-tail(ed) rabbit chiefly eNC

aloose

aloose adj [Perh reanalysis of a loose—often appearing as aloose in the 19th cent.— in the phr give a loose to “give free rein to, let loose,” on the analogy of other adjectives apparently formed by adding the prefix a- to an existing adj, such as

all anymore

all anymore adj phr [all adj2 + anymore of obscure origin.

Final Words

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2018-03-01
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On Wisconsin

Photos: 10 works to see at the 2018 Wisconsin Artists Biennial

date of publication: 
2018-02-27
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

OF ALL THINGS: An unusual dictionary finally reaches Z

date of publication: 
2018-01-04
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Montgomery News

Quarterly Update 10

Quarterly Update 10 starts the new year off with a bang with the fine old tradition of an anvil salute. Take two anvils and a pound of gunpowder. . .—what could go wrong? Plenty, it turns out, as the quotations for this and the related entries make clear. Please don't try this at home!

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