Definitions

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  • n. A geometric pattern sometimes observed on the surface of superfluid helium-3
  • n. A species of tree (Fouquieria columnaris) native to Baja California, Mexico.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An imaginary animal introduced by C. L. Dodgson (“Lewis Carroll”) as a particularly dangerous variety of ‘snark,’ into his “Hunting of the Snark.”

Etymologies

Nonsense word from The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lucia is trying assign homework about Zbigniew Jaworowski, which has got to be one of the silliest things that anyone ever tried, especially since Jim Easter, aka the boojum and Eli does miss his posting cut him up into tiny pieces and left him for stupid.

    Rabett Run

  • Their vernacular names suggest how they command our attention: elephant tree, boojum, jumping cholla, creeping devil, and shindagger.

    Adaptations of desert plants

  • In the middle of the day, in the middle of the peninsula, we rolled through a long valley landscaped with millions of huge wind-carved boulders, some as big as houses, giant cardon cacti (the saguaro's larger cousins), and tall skinny boojum plants with orange blooms on top - described as upside-down carrots.

    The Baja Highway from top to bottom

  • The boojum and his slithy toves tore this apart, and for those who do not enjoy gray-green secretions on the floor, Hans Oeschger did the honors in Environmental Science & Pollution Research 2 1 1995, pp. 60-61 as did and so did Eli a bit, on the way to ripping a new one for S.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • I think what a few people like Anshe are doing is great... but it would scare the boojum out of me to have my future entirely tied to another company's bottom-line like that.

    SL Economy Misunderstood Again

  • Note: if I try to sell it, the Children's Television Workshop will sue the boojum out of me for copyright infringement, as well they should.

    But is it Pr0n?

  • Maybe a great Open Source platform will pop up from Sun or IBM or maybe Microsoft will decide to monetize the boojum out of it.

    Shirky FTW

  • Thursday 7/15/04 12:58pm - ... wherein Peter tries to determine whether the Snipe is also a boojum.

    Peter Rogers's Blog

  • "" For the Snark was a boojum, you see! "" she exclaimed.

    A Darker Place

  • Eventually she turned to draw a boojum tree, and although it occurred to her that the mysterious snark might well live in a low gash in a rock tunnel, the image did not come to life, and she continued to draw lizards and rocks and even, thinking of Jason, a cat.

    A Darker Place

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  • he was a boojum, you see!

    September 14, 2007