from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of accroaching; encroachment; usurpation, as of sovereign power.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete An encroachment; usurpation.
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- noun obsolete An
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It does not satisfy her that she is indubitably gifted with pulchritude and an unquestionable genius for its embellishing; that Nature has endowed her with a prodigious knack at accroachment, whereby the male of her species is lured to a suitable doom.
They have either passed the age of masculine attention or were born without the means to its accroachment.