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  • The mystery of the intelligent "bandersnatch" bothered him, but he had other things to worry about.

    World of Ptavvs

  • Ha ha ha ... yes it was twighlight and the crysi mongers with bale in sale did garblet their hind upon a wracking bandersnatch.

    The Obama Administration is Becoming a Stand-Up Comedy Act

  • I try to be clear in my acknowledgement and apology when I screw up, but also try not to use the word “bandersnatch” when doing so.

    Things One Should Not Forget « Whatever

  • Kofi coaxed a very pissed-off bandersnatch dodecapod partly out of its shell by offering himself as bait.

    Perseus Spur

  • In the bottom was a single great skeleton resembling that of a bandersnatch.

    Ringworld

  • A bandersnatch looked like a cross between Moby Dick and a caterpillar tractor.

    Ringworld

  • Framed by glass walls and a glass floor, the white skeleton of a Frumious bandersnatch looked back at him with empty eyes set in a spoon-shaped skull.

    Ringworld

  • "He had his trophy room built inside a bandersnatch skeleton."

    Ringworld

  • He was afraid to thwart Teela Brown, as he would not have tried to stop a charging bandersnatch with his bare hands.

    Ringworld

  • The tnuctipun had left mutated remnants of their biological engineering: the Frumious bandersnatch of Jinx's shorelines; the stage tree, which was to be found on worlds scattered all across known space; the tiny coldworld sunflower with its rippling, reflective blossoms.

    Neutron Star

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  • Only if it's frumious.

    August 11, 2009

  • To be shunned

    August 11, 2009

  • ha ha ha, welcome to my world!

    May 9, 2007

  • Arby, I'll never see "Jabberwocky" the same way again.... ;-)

    May 4, 2007

  • This word has always sounded obscene to me, due to the snatch at the end. Also "bander" makes me think of underwear, conjuring up some kind of panty raid scenario.

    I like it anyway, I'm just saying.

    May 4, 2007