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reesetee commented on the word flaglieutenant
Indeed. When I first saw it, though, it looked like flagellum and flatulent rolled into one.
February 20, 2008
chained_bear commented on the word flaglieutenant
"'If you please, gentlemen,' said the tall stern flaglieutenant at the door, and all three civilians at once stopped smiling, 'the Admiral awaits your pleasure.'"--Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World, 65A word with excellent compoundiness. Most other places probably spell it flag-lieutenant.