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  • The statements were either literally true ("Some birds are robins"), literally false and "anomolous" (i.e., they couldn't easily be interpreted metaphorically, as in "Some birds are apples"), or metaphorical ("Some lawyers are sharks").

    Metaphor I: A Brief History of Metaphors in Cognitive Science

  • You are a space alien, minding your business, cruising the galaxy when you encounter an anomolous object.

    Critical Thinking Exercise

  • Thanks Luiz – and, yes, most grammars create an ‘arch-category’ called multi-word verbs, within which both phrasal and prepositional verbs (not to mention phrasal-prepositional verbs, of the type: look forward to, get along with …) are sub-categorised, along with other anomolous constructions, such as “to make do” and de-lexicalised verb combos, as in ‘take care of’, ‘make fun of’ etc.

    P is for Phrasal Verb « An A-Z of ELT

  • She adds that it is anomolous that some families earning over £80,000 a year will get child benefit, but some poor families will get nothing as a result of the cap.

    Welfare reform bill: household benefit cap Lords debate - Monday 23 January

  • This card is sorely missing an anomolous dot in the upper right marked ‘meteorologists’.

    Damn, it’s hot, isn’t it?

  • It was anomolous from day one -- but it took a while for the consequences of the anomoly to compound.

    Taxes and Health Insurance, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Failure to be able to destroy such an anomolous beast could lead to a real catastrophy that might even close down operations at the Cape, or at least until the furor abated!

    More Ares Woes - NASA Watch

  • Thanks Luiz – and, yes, most grammars create an ‘arch-category’ called multi-word verbs, within which both phrasal and prepositional verbs not to mention phrasal-prepositional verbs, of the type: look forward to, get along with… are sub-categorised, along with other anomolous constructions, such as “to make do” and de-lexicalised verb combos, as in ‘take care of’, ‘make fun of’ etc.

    P is for Phrasal Verb « An A-Z of ELT

  • I don't deal in annectdotal anomolous behavior as proving much, if anything.

    Sound Politics: School shooting

  • Maybe the whole thing with Left and Right is just anomolous crap, and it will even out.

    A Watched Pot

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