Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Curculionidae.

Etymologies

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The name was formally published, along with a description of the genus, by coleopterist Thomas Casey in 1922. Since there's no word remotely like this in either Greek or Latin, Casey probably just made up a name that would appear at the end of alphabetical lists.

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  • San Francisco literati are still talking about an incident a couple of years ago when upstart author Stephen Elliott (New York Literary Lion finalist and author of "The Adderall Diaries") threw a full glass of beer on Zyzzyva magazine founder and editor, the estimable Howard Junker, after he said into the microphone with calm conviction: "Stephen Elliott has no literary merit whatsoever."

    Jane Ganahl: Reading as a Spectator Sport

  • (It turns out Stephen had been trying for years to be published in Zyzzyva and Junker's harsh comment was the proverbial straw on the camel's back.)

    Jane Ganahl: Reading as a Spectator Sport

  • (It turns out Stephen had been trying for years to be published in Zyzzyva and Junker's harsh comment was the proverbial straw on the camel's back.)

    Jane Ganahl: Reading as a Spectator Sport

  • San Francisco literati are still talking about an incident a couple of years ago when upstart author Stephen Elliott (New York Literary Lion finalist and author of "The Adderall Diaries") threw a full glass of beer on Zyzzyva magazine founder and editor, the estimable Howard Junker, after he said into the microphone with calm conviction: "Stephen Elliott has no literary merit whatsoever."

    Jane Ganahl: Reading as a Spectator Sport

  • San Francisco literati are still talking about an incident a couple of years ago when upstart author Stephen Elliott (New York Literary Lion finalist and author of "The Adderall Diaries") threw a full glass of beer on Zyzzyva magazine founder and editor, the estimable Howard Junker, after he said into the microphone with calm conviction: "Stephen Elliott has no literary merit whatsoever."

    Jane Ganahl: Reading as a Spectator Sport

  • (It turns out Stephen had been trying for years to be published in Zyzzyva and Junker's harsh comment was the proverbial straw on the camel's back.)

    Jane Ganahl: Reading as a Spectator Sport

  • San Francisco literati are still talking about an incident a couple of years ago when upstart author Stephen Elliott (New York Literary Lion finalist and author of "The Adderall Diaries") threw a full glass of beer on Zyzzyva magazine founder and editor, the estimable Howard Junker, after he said into the microphone with calm conviction: "Stephen Elliott has no literary merit whatsoever."

    Jane Ganahl: Reading as a Spectator Sport

  • (It turns out Stephen had been trying for years to be published in Zyzzyva and Junker's harsh comment was the proverbial straw on the camel's back.)

    Jane Ganahl: Reading as a Spectator Sport

  • His poems have appeared or are soon forthcoming in The Atlantic Monthly, Prairie Schooner, Zyzzyva, PN Review (UK), The Southern Review, and elsewhere.

    John Struloeff reads “The Chimney Sweeper” by William Blake

  • His poems have appeared or are soon forthcoming in The Atlantic Monthly, Prairie Schooner, Zyzzyva, PN Review (UK), The Southern Review, and elsewhere.

    2007 » June

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