Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fabulous animal, the same as tragelaphus.
“By the mere force of things, and despite my conscientious efforts to the contrary, I was predestined to become what I am, a member of the romantic school, protesting against romanticism, a Utopian inculcating the doctrine of half-measures, an idealist unsuccessfully attempting to pass muster for a Philistine, a tissue of contradictions, resembling the double-natured hircocerf of scholasticism.”
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Another of my random palavery lists for terms and phrases that don't fit into any of my other lists.
Inspired by a Twitter exchange between Kory Stamper and other lexicographers about mythical beings with "fabulous" in their definitions.
Looking for tweets for hircocerf.