Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In entomology, bearing a forked appendage or organ. Applied to certain lepidopterous larvæ which have, on the first segment behind the head, a forked tube, called the osmeteria, or scent organ, from which the insect can protrude slender threads, for the purpose, it is supposed, of frightening away ichneumons.
- Rascally; scoundrelly; villainous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Rascally; scandalous.
- Latin furcifer yoke bearer, scoundrel; furca fork, yoke, fork-shaped instrument of punishment + ferre to bear. (Wiktionary)
“Nevertheless, the wayward bishop, after shamelessly parading his furciferous behaviour in front of the big cheese, comes away with this impression:”
“This is the question of questions, to which we may demand an answer; and, according to that answer, observe the dilemma into which these furciferous knaves must drop.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘furciferous’.
Catch-all for things culled from Weird and Wonderful Words, More Weird and Wonderful Words, and Totally Weird and Wonderful Words, by Erin McKean, et al.
Words with the -fer suffix ("that which carries") or the -ferous suffix ("bearing," "producing," or "yielding").
All the words from the Grandiloquent Dictionary.
946 of these 2700 words do not yield any results in six different dictionaries, hence many of them might be misspellings.
Another kind of bear list: words bearing the -fer suffix ("that which carries"), the -ferous suffix ("bearing," "producing," or "yielding").
Also see (if you like) Carry Me Home Again.
Obzocky-Unattractive, out of place, misshappen.
Antidisestablishmentarianism-opposed to separation of Church and state
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