Definitions

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  • proper n. A fantastical dreaded monster with flaming eyes who is depicted in a poem of Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll.

Etymologies

See Jabberwocky. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Night of the Jabberwock is good reading all the way.

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  • Night of the Jabberwock was a mystery by Fredric Brown, a prolific author of both SF and mysteries.

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  • Victory twined about his ears, the Jabberwock is a somewhat ghastly, humorous figure.

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  • Yes, The Jabberwock was the one who came to watch.

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  • Shirley Brooks loved to read the "Jabberwock" to them, and Sir John Tenniel, like his old chief,

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  • "But tell us, Herb, how are we to proceed to get a sight of this 'Jabberwock' alive?"

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  • But, of the former, the friend who has helped us most on the road to success is Mr. Lewis Carroll, the author of "Alice in Wonderland," &c. Our readers will remember his kind letter granting us permission to use the name "Jabberwock," and also giving the meaning of that word.

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  • Cricket, chanting another verse of the "Jabberwock," pranced up and struck a match.

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  • Now my favorite poem, I regret to say, is Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwock," a fact I was ashamed to confess to an utter stranger, so I tried to deceive him by thinking of some other lines.

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  • Rich Hazelton summons the "Jabberwock" by Boeing Duveen & the Beautiful Soup

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