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- adv. In an anagrammatic manner
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the manner of an anagram.
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Salman Rushdie's first (and now largely disowned) novel was Grimus, a science-fiction/fantasy whose plot I now mercifully forget, but a basic element was the slow revelation (warning: spoiler, as if you cared) that the eponymous hero was anagrammatically a simurg.
As a pendant to my recent post on historical linguistics, here's a charming epigram by the 17th-century poet Jacques de Cailly also known anagrammatically as d'Aceilly:Les Dérivations
In the particular instance of which I have given you a relation, Mircalla seemed to be limited to a name which, if not her real one, should at least reproduce, without the omission or addition of a single letter, those, as we say, anagrammatically, which compose it.
We tried them anagrammatically, but in vain: there was nought to be made of Omoo; shake it as we would, the O's came uppermost; and by reversing Typee we obtained but a pitiful result.
Now the words “Oh, Walter Hawkins, Esquire,” makes anagrammatically, “W.H., who likes rare antiques!” exactly his idiosyncrasy as a man and a collector.
C Major Fantasie as a pastiche in moods and colors, albeit derived from certain references to Beethoven's Op. 98 song-cycle, "An die ferne Geliebte," which Schumann employs anagrammatically to refer to his own beloved Clara Schumann.
Last week I asked Puzzler-heads to think anagrammatically.
The twofold invocation of Elijah, which betokens his intense earnestness, anagrammatically expressed, is echoed in the words of the bystanders, "The Lord He is the God, the Lord He is the
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