from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Soil: pedocal.
  • Child; children: pedodontics.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Greek pedon, soil, earth; see ped- in Indo-European roots.
Greek paido-, from pais, paid-, child; see pau-1 in Indo-European roots.


  • The late Betsey Binley is perhaps at this hour in the straw, she was ill last night.

    Letter 282

  • Brian Binley, the Conservative MP for Northampton South, expressed sorrow and said he was calling for a public inquiry to find out what had happened.

    Student killed in nightclub 'stampede'

  • He and fellow Tory backbencher Brian Binley are soliciting contributions for what they are calling the Blue Book.

    David Davis takes up challenge to prepare next round of Tory policies

  • Binley says that the Author of the Rejected Addresses [3] is the paramour of his niece, Mrs Onger.

    Letter 282

  • Binley, full of regrets and finishing with a dream!

    Letter 298

  • Mary Binley brought you a piece of Bride Cake, not from Chelmsford, nor from Hackney.

    Letter 266

  • [1] Probably Hannah's friend Mary Binley, or her sister Mary.

    Letter 244

  • If you have not told Mary Binley the time of your return I wish particularly to keep the particular hour from her father, otherwise he will be here, or accompany me to the Inn to meet you.

    Letter 243

  • Mary Binley when she heard that we had a parcell, and that you had not written to her replied 'you mind and tell your Father to blow her up'.

    Letter 242

  • At the last election there were very few candidates in target seats over the age of 60 – Stanley Johnson and Brian Binley are the obvious ones.

    Older Candidates - Don't Forget the Wrinklies!


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  • Finding a lot of borked definitions lately.

    May 15, 2018