Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Words I'm Accidentally Looking Up (First in a series on words I stumbled across while looking for other words)


hagridden

adj. 1. (obs.) ridden by a hag



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2 comments:

Blackwell said...

Did you stumble upon it while using a book dictionary? This is why I LOVE book dictionaries and only use online dictionaries for convenience. How are you supposed to find crazy new words anymore?

June Casagrande said...

Why didn't I realize that till just today? Yes, I was looking in a 3-D dictionary to see whether "hairstylist" should be one word or two in a doc I was editing when "hagridden" caught my eye.

The only reason I was in the hard-copy dictionary was that my Internet was futzing.

Valuable lesson learned.

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