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- proper n. A taxonomic order within the superorder Psocodea — the chewing and sucking lice.
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Phthiraptera is the technical name for lice, and if you can spell that word, you've probably won a spelling bee at some point in your life.
I reached him in Turkey, where he had just finished attending the Fourth International Congress on Phthiraptera.
If you already knew how to spell Phthiraptera before you read this story, you've probably won a spelling bee at some point in your life.