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  • When Trinity put him up in college—within four years he became a Fellow—there was no 'Alan St. Aubyn' apolausticity for him at all.

    —from C. P. Snow's 1967 foreword to G. H. Hardy's A Mathematician's Apology

    A nonce-word from 'apolaustic': the only occurrence on the Web (until Wordie is next visited by a spider) is this passage. Snow is referring to Ramanujan's dietary habits; and the Alan St Aubin reference is explained by Hardy in this extract '

    December 30, 2008